Johnny Depp as Dillinger on the cover of July EMPIRE

The UK’s Empire Magazine gives the cover of their July 2009 issue to a photo of Johnny Depp as a tommygun-toting John Dillinger . . . that’s a lot of firepower! (To see a larger version of the Empire cover, CLICK HERE.) Ian Nathan writes the accompanying article, called “Lyrical Gangster”: “Public Enemies isn’t just another crime movie,” he promises. “[. . .] According to director Michael Mann, this Johnny Depp-starring John Dillinger biopic is about vivid truth-telling. And it’s also, Empire has to add, about some of the most visually astounding gun battles you’ve ever seen . . . .” We’re hooked!

The Zone thanks Emma for breaking the news; you can read more about the Empire article, and about Public Enemies, on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet