Oct. 23 (UPI) -- HBO Max has hired filmmaker Michael Mann to direct the pilot episode of its action-drama, Tokyo Vice.
Variety said production is scheduled to begin in February on the series, which was inspired by journalist Jake Adelstein's real-life experiences covering Japanese gangsters.
Mann and the actors will also serve as executive producers on Tokyo Vice.
Mann's film credits include Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, Heat and The Insider. He was an executive producer on the TV show Miami Vice, which aired 1984-89. Mann also adapted Miami Vice for the big screen in 2006.