'It’s my responsibility': Michael Mann on failure of Blackhat
Michael Mann takes full responsibility for the failure of his film 'Blackhat', saying the script was not ready when they started shooting.
Michael Mann takes full responsibility for the failure of his film 'Blackhat'.
The 2015 thriller - starring Chris Hemsworth as a paroled cybercriminal pursuing a hacker stealing data - was a critical and commercial flop and director Michael has admitted that the script wasn't ready when he started shooting.
He told Variety: "It’s my responsibility. The script was not ready to shoot. The subject may have been ahead of the curve, because there were a number of people who thought this was all fantasy. Wrong. Everything is stone-cold accurate.”
One of Mann's best-known films is the 1995 crime film 'Heat' starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Although he recently wrote the crime novel 'Heat 2', the 80-year-old filmmaker is unsure if he will ever get a chance to turn it into a movie.
He said: "The thing is, I don’t think about mortality. I’m busy. What good would it do me? If I absolutely had to make ‘Heat 2,’ I wouldn’t have got lost in this beautiful story of 'Ferrari'. And I took two years to write a novel. Fortunately, it became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. The things I’m into are things that fascinate me and keep me moving forward.
"Don’t misunderstand. I want to make it. But if I don’t, I won’t be incomplete.”