Michael Mann is back. The filmmaker behind stone cold crime drama classics like Collateral and Heat is making the jump to the small screen with Tokyo Vice. We’ve got a slick trailer for the series, which is based on the memoir of Jake Adelstein, an American reporter who uncovered vast corruption in Tokyo, Japan’s police department. The show stars Ansel Elgort (Tony in Spielberg’s West Side Story) and Ken Watanabe, who is always a welcome presence on screen.
Mann produced the series and directed the pilot, with other episodes helmed by the likes of Daniel Destin Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) and Hikari (37 Seconds). It’s probably not a coincidence that Mann also directed 2006’s Miami Vice, based on the 1980s TV show, which provided a title for Adelstein to riff on for his memoir, which is being adapted to this series, which, to bring things full circle, Mann is producing.