“Tokyo Vice” premieres on HBO Max on April 7. The series, of which Michael Mann signed the pilot episode, is finally unveiled with a first trailer worn by Ansel Elgort.
A series partly signed Michael Mann
The next series from HBO Max, Tokyo vice is co-produced by Michael Mann. Even if he is not entirely at the head of this show whose pilot he directed, the filmmaker, who should finally be able to launch his project on Enzo Ferrari, is clearly the name we remember. On the one hand, his filmography includes very great films like The Last of the Mohicans, Revelations, Ali, Collateral, or the unforgettable Heat. Fascinating works have had an undeniable influence on today’s cinema.
On the other hand, Tokyo vice marks the filmmaker’s return to television after his debut as a producer (and real conductor) of Two cops in Miami. As we get closer and closer to the broadcast of this new series (April 7 in the United States)a first trailer has finally been unveiled (in one article).
The first pictures of Tokyo vice
As a reminder, Tokyo Vice is an adaptation of the story by Jake Adelstein, an American journalist who infiltrated the yakuza networks of Japan. This is Ansel Elgort who embodies the latter on screen. We see him in his images starting at the bottom of the ladder despite his ambition to become a reporter specializing in the criminal world. He will then get dangerously close to the world of the yakuza with the help of a policeman interpreted by Ken Watanabe. Rinko Kikuchi (Westworld) will also be a journalist while the role of Rachel Keller (Legion) is not yet well defined.
Visually, there are elements evoking Michael Mann’s cinema. In particular this way of filming the tall buildings of Tokyo in the middle of the night, as he could do with Heat. Moreover, after getting closer to Asia with hackers, one cannot help but see a continuity with the Japanese capital. Finally, the action will be very present with the middle of the yakuza introduced by Sho Kasamatsu, (a priori) Jake’s informant.
If these images make you want, we regret that there is not yet precision for a French broadcast.