Michael Mann launches book publishing imprint, developing prequel to his seminal crime thriller Heat

Deadline Hollywood reports that filmmaker Michael Mann has made a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. According to the report, the imprint will develop a series of novels with a stable of writers and the properties will simultaneously be developed for film and television. Mann will also look through his own projects for ideas and ….

Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov reveals first trailer for Ben-Hur remake

Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) directs the upcoming remake of the classic Biblical epic Ben-Hur, starring Jack Huston, Toby Kebbell, Morgan Freeman, Rodrigo Santoro, Nazanin Boniadi, Ayelet Zurer and Sofia Black D’Elia. Ben-Hur tells the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer ….