The Vietnam War has inspired a slew of movies. Some include: Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, Born on the Fourth of July, Good Morning America, The Green Berets, Hamburger Hill, Forrest Gump and Uncommon Valor to name a few. There is now news of a new mini-series about that contentious war. The announcement came in a story in The Tracking Board, Hollywood’s Insider Information titled: Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Team for Vietnam War Miniseries “Hue 1968” that was submitted by Jeff Sneider, Editor in Chief of the Tracking Board.
Oscar-nominated filmmakers Michael Mann and Michael De Luca are putting the project together. It will be based on a book by Mark Bowden titled: HUE 1968. According to Sneider, “the miniseries will feature characters on all sides of the conflict, including a seemingly innocent schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; Jim Coolican, a Marine captain from Pennsylvania and future war hero; a math teacher from Hanoi who has become an NVA infantryman; and a pajama-clad LBJ.”
Based on the pedigree of the two producers it should be a project worth watching. Michael De Luca has received three Oscar nominations. His projects include:
- The Social Network
- Captain Phillips
- Fifty Shades movies
Michael Mann has garnered two wins from his four Oscar nominations and four Emmy nominations. His credits include:
- The Insider
- The Last Of The Mohicans
Mann said this about Mark Bowden’s book HUE 1968: “it is a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction.” Bowden interviewed hundreds of people on all sides of the issue seeking to make their personal stories the bedrock of his writing about the Tet Offensive in 1968.
You are encouraged to check out this new mini-series about the Vietnam War. Considering all the players in the project it should be worth your time to learn more about a much talked about conflagration.