Michael Mann Novel Sells Book Rights In 13 Offshore Jurisdictions – Deadline
Deadline’s Story Continues on Michael Mann’s Upcoming Prequel/Sequel Novel to His Landmark Film Heat — he co-wrote the book with Edgar Prize-winning Meg Gardiner — quickly sold the rights in major markets around the world.
The novel, which will be released in bookstores on August 9, has already sold in 13 major territories, including Germany, Japan, France, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Hungary, Mexico , Poland, Brazil, Sweden, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. The international deployment of Heat 2 reflects HarperCollins’ launch of Quentin Tarantino’s #1 bestselling novelization of his film Once upon a time in Hollywood.
Heat 2 is not a novelization of Mann’s film but rather the story of everything that happens before and after the main characters. The trailer for the book, featuring Moby’s track “God Moving Over the face of the Waters” (the track which plays on the climatic shootout between Al Pacino and Robert De Niro’s characters in the 1995 film) has received over 2 million views on its first day.
Heat 2 is the first novel in a multimillion-dollar, three-book printing deal for Michael Mann Books with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins. Publishing contracts were negotiated by Shane Salerno of The Story Factory.