Hold on to your hats! The PUBLIC ENEMIES trailer is here, and it's a knockout!

Prepare to be dazzled–the trailer for Michael Mann’s gangster thriller Public Enemies has just been released, and it’s a two-and-a-half minute stunner. The trailer’s beautiful images show us a Depression-era America and introduce the bank robber/folk hero John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), his girlfriend Billie Frechette (Marion Cotillard), and the relentless FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) whose mission, as articulated by J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup), is “to get John Dillinger.” But that won’t be easy: as Dillinger explains, “I hit any bank I want, anytime . . . they’ve got to be at every bank, all the time.” Let the chase begin!

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD, Martina, and jdpes for posting links to the trailer on our forums; it is also available on apple.com in several different sizes for download. You can watch the trailer here:

Public Enemies opens July 1, 2009. See you at the multiplex!–Part-Time Poet

TV ALERT–Entertainment Tonight offers "First Look" at PUBLIC ENEMIES trailer tonight, March 4!

If you are among the many Johnny Depp fans who can’t wait to see the trailer for Public Enemies, be sure tune in to your local broadcast of Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, March 4! ET has been promising a “first look” at the trailer for the Michael Mann gangster saga, and has been teasing us with brief clips all week long. Now it’s time for them to deliver!

Zone members can find this week’s ET promotional videos on our Video Clips forum–many thanks to dharma_bum for sharing them in HD, and to RumLover and Theresa. Clips are also available (of course) on YouTube. –Part-Time Poet