Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard
Directed By: Michael Mann
Scheduled Release: July 1, 2009
So we have been hearing for a while now about the upcoming Universal film Public Enemies, but it wasn’t until this second that I was absolutely hooked. From the get go I knew that I would enjoy the film seeing as how Johnny Depp is one of my favorite actors, and he has yet to let me down.
But it wasn’t until I viewed this trailer that it has really sparked my interests. This trailer finally has given me a real look at the film, and not just the teasers and posters to date. Thanks goes to frequent commentator / M4N Podcaster, JD.
Basically Public Enemies is a gangster movie, no not a “gangsta” film, I am talking a true, bad-ass, 1930’s style gangster film. I am talking Bonnie and Clyde shit. Well, maybe not Bonnie and Clyde, but John Dillinger.
For those of you who don’t know John Dillinger here is a short history lesson:
John “Jackrabbit” Dillinger was born in Indiana. Dillinger was a bank robber in what is now known as the Public Enemy era. He gained his nickname “Jackrabbit” by his actons during his heists, such as leaping over counters, and mimicking moves that he saw in movies. Dillinger was the FBI’s very first Public Enemy Number One. John Dillinger flourished newspaper headlines along with the likes of Bonnie and Clyde, and Ma Barker. Dillinger was often proclaimed as a modern day robin hood.
If you want to know more about Dillinger there are some really good documentaries on Google Video. But enough with the history lesson.
I for one think that Depp was a perfect choice to play Dillinger. As you can see in the photo they have really done a good job giving Depp the look of the “Jack Rabbit.”
So what do you guys think? Is public enemies going to ROCK or what?