Last we saw of Michael Mann in a directing capacity, aside from work on the HBO series, Tokyo Vice, he released the much maligned Blackhat in 2015, starring Chris Hemsworth. I was in the minority on that one. I actually quite enjoyed it. In fact I really like, and watch regularly, his version of Miami Vice as well. I've always admired how he approaches violence in his movies. It would seem in most other aspects he has no qualms about going cinematically over-the-top but when it comes to the violence, specifically scenes involving combat tactics, weaponry and procedure he really adheres to the truth of it all. At least as far as I can tell. I'm of course no Navy SEAL or military expert. I guess I should say it feels authentic. There's a reason the bank scene in the masterful HEAT is widely regarded as one of the best action sequences, one of the best gun fights ever put to film.
Now he returns with a more dramatic story about the real life Enzo Ferrari. Aptly titled, Ferrari. Adam Driver is in the driver's seat (pun) as the man himself, Enzo.
Official Synopsis: Ferrari is set during the summer of 1957. Ex-racecar driver Ferrari is in crisis. Bankruptcy stalks the company he and his wife, Laura (Penélope Cruz) built from nothing 10 years earlier. Their tempestuous marriage struggles with the mourning for one son and the acknowledgement of another. He decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice on one race – 1,000 miles across Italy, the iconic Mille Miglia.
Check out the first official teaser trailer showing Driver, Cruz and a whole bunch of Ferrari race cars flying into history.