public-enemies-header2

Universal Pictures has released the second full length trailer for Michael Mann’s upcoming period crime drama Public Enemies, starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale. The film follows the story of notorious bank robber and modern day Robin Hood-esque figure John Dillinger (Depp) and the FBI agent (Bale) who is tasked with bringing him to justice. The film also explores the love affair between Dillinger and Billie Frechette, played by Oscar winner Marion Cotillard. This second trailer shows off a bit more of the love story at the heart of this 1930s cops-and-robbers drama, setting more of a mood for the film.

This is in contrast with the first trailer, which set up the character of Dillinger as a badass, bank robbing gangster. This time around we see him as a tortured romantic, whose ultimate demise probably had something to do with a woman — as is the demise of so many men. Personally, I’m digging the dynamic at work here, the balance between the two trailers that shows off a little depth in the character. Well played, Universal. You have my attention.

Public Enemies hits theaters on July 1, 2009. Check out the trailer below, courtesy of MSN.

Does this second Public Enemies trailer have your attention?


ARTICLE TAGS
Like this article? Join thousands of your fellow movie lovers who subscribe to The Weekly Edition from Film School Rejects. Our best articles, every week, right in your inbox!
  %
%  
Comment Policy: No hate speech allowed. If you must argue, please debate intelligently. Comments containing selected keywords or outbound links will be put into moderation to help prevent spam. Film School Rejects reserves the right to delete comments and ban anyone who doesn't follow the rules. We also reserve the right to modify any curse words in your comments and make you look like an idiot. Thank You!
Some movie websites serve the consumer. Some serve the industry. At Film School Rejects, we serve at the pleasure of the connoisseur. We provide the best reviews, interviews and features to millions of dedicated movie fans who know what they love and love what they know. Because we, like you, simply love the art of the moving picture.
Fantastic Fest 2014
6 Filmmaking Tips: James Gunn
Got a Tip? Send it here:
editors@filmschoolrejects.com
Publisher:
Neil Miller
Managing Editor:
Scott Beggs
Associate Editors:
Rob Hunter
Kate Erbland
Christopher Campbell
All Rights Reserved © 2006-2014 Reject Media, LLC | Privacy Policy | Design & Development by Face3