Miami Vice: According to Variety, Cue the Jan Hammer music: The bigscreen version of "Miami Vice" is coming together now that casting seems to be under way.

Universal is zeroing in on Colin Farrell to star as Det. James "Sonny" Crockett, and the studio is in discussions with Jamie Foxx to star as Det. Ricardo Tubbs in the South Beach sizzler.

Original skein ran on NBC from 1984-89, and Michael Mann, the show's exec producer, is in negotiations to script, produce and direct.

Anthony Yarkovich, creator of the TV series, will exec produce.

There's no official word on whether "Vice" will return to the small screen, as well, but NBC Universal brass have clearly elucidated such a strategy as a priority for the newly merged entities. For example, the Peacock recently considered but then aborted a plan to use elaborate sets from U's "Van Helsing" for a similarly monster-themed TV show after the Stephen Sommers-helmed behemoth underperformed.

More, on the heels of NBC's merger with Universal, the conglom announced it will put out the U-owned "Vice" skein on DVD in the coming months.

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Brian B.