While he’s brought Luck to TV and produced his daughter’s directorial debut, Texas Killing Fields, we haven’t had a new movie from Michael Mann since 2009’s Public Enemies. Now he’s added a possible new flick – although probably not his next – to his list, as Columbia Pictures has brought on Mann to direct The Big Stone Grid, a project which was first set up by the studio last March.
The movie revolves around two New York City detectives, who uncover an extortion ring operating throughout the city’s criminal underbelly. S. Craig Zahler wrote the screenplay, which is said to be in the vein of Seven and Marathon Man, although it is said that Michael Mann will take a crack at the script alongside the writer. There is also talk that Michael Mann may relocate the story to Los Angeles, although that has not been confirmed.
Mann will likely direct Go Like Hell for 20th Century Fox next, a project we last heard about in May, which is about a the race car rivalry between Ford and Ferrari in the 1960s. The Big Stone Grid is getting lined up for sometime after that. (Source: Deadline)