Michael Mann will adapt author Mark Bowden's (Black Hawk Down) upcoming title Hue 1968: The Turning Point in the American War in Vietnam, Indiewire reported. Mann and Michael De Luca acquired rights to the book, which will be published in June by Atlantic Monthly Press, and intend to adapt it as an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.
Mann called Hue 1968 "a masterpiece of intensely dramatic nonfiction" whose achievement "is in making 'them' into us.... We are them. There are no background people; people abstracted into statistics, body counts. There is the sense that everybody is somebody, as each is in the reality of his or her own life. The brilliance of Bowden's narrative, the achievement of interviewing hundreds of people on all sides and making their human stories his foundation, is why Hue 1968 rises to the emotional power and universality of For Whom the Bell Tolls and All Quiet on the Western Front."