Although Madonna had a lengthy "4 Minutes to Save the World", Channing Tatum's upcoming historical drama 'Public Enemies' only had 10 seconds or less to save the fans from dying of anticipation through what I'm calling a "micro-trailer" shown at the end of last night's Oscar telecast. Whether they succeeded or not remains to be seen, but I can definitely say they left the fans wanting more.
Fans have been really chomping at the bit to see any kind of trailer (no matter how succinct it may be) from this film, so it's safe to say that the footage shown last night was the most anticipated 9 seconds of film ever known to man. I was really excited to see it, because no one had been able to confirm if PE footage was going to be a part of the Oscars' new movie montage, so it was cool to know that my educated guess panned out!!!
Today's Video of the Week is a first look at the film that also stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard.
Although Channing is not featured in the "micro-trailer" (because you can only fit so much into 9 seconds), fans should still check out the video below, and I hope Chan will be in the longer trailer when ever it's released. Enjoy!!!
In case you're interested, in addition to 'Public Enemies' , "micro-trailers" were also shown for the following films during the end credits of the 2009 Oscars: 'Sherlock Holmes', 'Funny People', 'Taking of Pelham 123', 'Julie & Julia', 'The Soloist', 'Up', 'Fame', 'Terminator Salvation', '500 Days of Summer', 'Amelia', 'Whatever Works', 'Inglorious Basterds', 'Night at the Museum 2', 'Monsters vs. Aliens', 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince', 'Angels & Demons', 'Old Dogs', 'Ice Age: The Dawn of Dinosaurs', 'The Boat that Rocked', 'An Education', 'State of Play', 'Imagine That', and 'G-Force'.
'Public Enemies' will be released in US theaters on July 1, 2009. Fans can CLICK HERE to get the current list of international release dates for the film.
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