Warner Bros. to resurrect Al Capone

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
September 14th, 2010

Waking up to this story is kind of like waking up with a horse head in your bed. Well, not really. Nevertheless, still newsworthy. In a move towards some of their gangster films of the 1930s, Variety is reporting that Warner Bros. has picked up a script by seasoned screenwriter Walon Green (ROBOCOP 2, ERASER) about the famous mobster's life, entitled CICERO.

The film will tell the story of Capone's humble beginnings in Brooklyn to his subsequent rise as the kingpin of Chicago's organized crime, specifically his 1924 overtaking of Cicero, Illinois as a headquarters for illegal activity operations outside the city limits.

It's been awhile since we've had a good gangster film. PUBLIC ENEMIES might as well have swam with the fishies and, to my knowledge, the only Prohibition-era crime film released in the last decade that is worth mentioning is ROAD TO PERDITION. Is there room in Hollywood for a genre that at one time had immense popularity? Or has it gone the way of the Western and the musical?

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