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Universal Reportedly to Take Another Crack at a ‘Miami Vice’ Feature

Universal Reportedly to Take Another Crack at a 'Miami Vice' Feature

The only thing
I remember about Michael Mann’s 2006 feature film version of his popular 80’s
NBC police drama, “Miami Vice,” was how crummy the digital photography was. It was like watching it through a smeared, dirty windshield, making most
of the action sequences (well actually the ONLY action sequence in the entire
film) a muddled blur.

The film’s
budget ballooned out of control, to a reported $150 million, and it was neither
a critical nor commercial hit. But
Universal Pictures apparently still believes that there’s some potential there, and, as a result, it’s being reported that the studio is currently developing a
new “Miami Vice” film, and has the project out now to several screenwriters, for a presumably more reasonably budgeted film.

No word if
there are plans for Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx to reprise their roles as Crockett
and Tubbs (or Don Johnson and Phillip Michael Thomas for that matter).

Also, considering
that the project is out to screenwriters, it’s likely that Mann will not be
involved in the writing, or directing this new “Vice” film, except possibly as one
of its executive producers.

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