Much like Collateral, Vice was loved by critics but unlike Vice it didn't catch on at the box office, although Mann's always got solid foreign. I must say having watched it last week I still think its damn solid. Mann to me is only comparable to Lean for being solid every time, save for one film each. Also Beak's kind of hard to stop a Hurricane halting production and destroying things in the middle of filming hence why Vice broke his long record of about 15 million profit on all of his films in regards to domestic BO.
I cant find the Interview but Mann definitely said he was finished with digital for a while and with Spinotti confirmed back it gotta be celluloid and with this era its going to be great. Cant wait to see what he does score wise, and this his first period piece.
Didn't "The Few" get closer to production as well before he settled on this? Cause if the flying scenes in Vice are anything to go buy a Mann air war movie would be the bees knees.