HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that cinematographer Diego García will be working on the upcoming HBO Max series Toyko Vice, which will be directed by Michael Mann (Heat) and Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi, Just Mercy).
We got official confirmation this morning from Diego’s reps.
Tokyo Vice will star veteran Japanese actor Ken Watanabe (Godzilla, Inception, Batman Begins, The Last Samurai) and Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver).
Hiroto Katagiri (Watanabe), a detective in the organized crime division of the Tokyo Police Department who is also a father-figure to Jake (Elgort) throughout the series as he helps guide him along the thin and often precarious line between the cops and the world of organized crime.
The pilot is going to be directed by Michael Mann.
As we previously reported, Diego had recently been working on the A24’s untitled military drama directed by Lila Neugebauer and starring Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence.
He’s no stranger to streaming as he worked the bulk of the episodes for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young series for Amazon.
Tokyo Vice is part of a growing lineup of series coming to WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max which includes Dune: The Sisterhood, a spinoff of the upcoming Dune film directed by Denis Villeneuve.
The service recently acquired Ridley Scott’s sci-fi series Raised By Wolves from TNT.
Production on the series was reportedly set to begin this month in Japan.
HBO Max will officially launch in May.
SOURCE: HN ENTERTAINMENT