David Milch

I am a long time Michael Mann fan, even Miami Vice I would mark down as a misunderstood masterpiece. But Mann is not only one of the greatest filmmakers working today, he also knows good television. Whether it be the original Miami Vice series or the hit seventies series Vega$, Mann always had a knack for the small screen. Unfortunately, after the not so great Robbery Homicide Division in ’02, Mann sort of stepped away from television and went back to film full time. That is until Luck came along. And here is the first look at the new HBO series: Series creator David Milch described the pilot as “A bunch of intersecting lives in the world of horse racing.” With a cast boasting the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Nick Nolte and Joan Allen, along with Mann directing the pilot, I would say that Luck won’t need much of itself to succeed.



As someone who has to hit his X-Box (original) in order for its tray to open, I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of video games, but when a video game adaptation comes down the pipe that has the words “film noir” involved, I get excited. I get even more excited when David Milch – the co-creator of NYPD Blue and creator of the fantastic Deadwood is set to write the script. Heavy Rain – which could be mistaken for a Hard Rain sequel (and where is the world’s Hard Rain sequel?) – will have all the noir goodness of a serial killer who uses heavy rains to drown his victims, a father who finds out his son might be the next victim, and the coppers trying to take the bad guy down. The killer is known as The Origami Killer because leaves his victims folded up into creative displays. Just kidding. He leaves a folded piece of paper at the crime scene which is just as ominous and far less time-consuming. It sounds like something David Fincher would love directing (or has already directed). Milch’s involvement is the best part here. The world is never going to be worse off with more noir, and Milch is a talented, dark mind that doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty in the creative process. It sounds cool, but any video game adaptation always brings back the question of when the Bioshock movie is going to happen.

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published: 01.27.2015
published: 01.27.2015
published: 01.27.2015
published: 01.27.2015

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