'Heat 2 is coming soon!' Director Michael Mann teases live-action sequel to 1995 crime classic starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro... after writing follow-up novel

  • Heat director Michael Mann hinted at a sequel to the hit 1995 film
  • Michael shared a black and white image of robbers with a brief message about the project on Saturday
  • He is currently promoting his Heat 2 novel, out next week
  • Heat starred Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd and Jon Voigt and became a critical and box office success 

Heat director Michael Mann teased a sequel in a Twitter post shared on Saturday.

'Heat 2 is coming soon!' Michael tweeted, sharing a black and white image that appeared to hint at a live action production.

Michael is currently promoting his Heat 2 novel he co-wrote with Meg Gardiner.

The latest: Heat director Michael Mann teased a sequel in a Twitter post shared on Saturday

The latest: Heat director Michael Mann teased a sequel in a Twitter post shared on Saturday

Michael posted the tweet on Saturday morning with the brief message, adding an image of two masked bank robbers in a semi truck.

'Heat 2 is coming soon,' was the tweet, with no other information available for fans.

Heat was released 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight and Tom Sizemore.

The movie, written and directed by Michael, is about a career thief and his conflict with an LAPD detective, along with the effect it has on their personal lives and professional lives.

News: 'Heat 2 is coming soon!' Michael tweeted, sharing a black and white image that appeared to hint at a live action production

News: 'Heat 2 is coming soon!' Michael tweeted, sharing a black and white image that appeared to hint at a live action production

In character: Heat was released 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight and Tom Sizemore; Robert pictured

In character: Heat was released 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight and Tom Sizemore; Robert pictured

Michael originally wrote the script for Heat in 1979, which was used for a pilot that became the 1989 television film L.A. Takedown.

Heat was based on the criminal Neil McCauley and Detective Chuck Adamson, which occurred in the 1960s. 

Five years later, he turned the script into a feature film, releasing the movie on December 15, 1995.

Star: Heat was released 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight and Tom Sizemore; Al pictured

Star: Heat was released 1995, starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Ashley Judd, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight and Tom Sizemore; Al pictured

Al and Robert made their first on-screen appearance together in Heat.

Michael previously mentioned his intention to adapt his Heat 2 novel into a sequel.

'It's totally planned to be a movie. Is it a modest movie? No. Is it a very expensive [televisin]series? No. It's going to be one large movie,' Michael told Empire in May.

It is unlikely Al will return to the sequel, he told the outlet, as well as Robert and Val.

The reason why is due to their age, with the director explaining they would be too old to portray their characters in the sequel in scenes set prior to the events of the first film, per the outlet. 

Robert's character was killed in the original film. 

Heat: Michael previously mentioned his intention to adapt his Heat 2 novel into a sequel; Ashley Judd and Val Kilmer in the film

Heat: Michael previously mentioned his intention to adapt his Heat 2 novel into a sequel; Ashley Judd and Val Kilmer in the film

Heat 2 the novel is set to hit bookstands on August 9.

The Heat 2 film timeline and casting is still unknown as well as the estimated release date.

Besides promoting the second novel, Michael is also currently focused on the second season of his HBO Max series Tokyo Vice.

He directed the pilot episode and serves as one of the Executive producers. 

Throwback: The Heat 2 film timeline and casting is still unknown as well as the estimated release date; Michael pictured with Al during the filming of Heat in 1995

Throwback: The Heat 2 film timeline and casting is still unknown as well as the estimated release date; Michael pictured with Al during the filming of Heat in 1995

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'Heat 2 is coming soon!' Director Michael Mann teases live-action sequel to 1995 crime classic

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