EXCLUSIVE: Public Enemy In Talks For Animated Feature Film Based On Graphic Novel?

We’ve seen our share of comic books heroes make the jump from the four-color page to the silver screen over the years, but could we be on the verge of seeing a comic book enemy — better yet, Public Enemy — heading to the multiplex?

While we’re not in the habit of breaking stories based on anonymous sources, a tipster dropped us a line recently and mentioned that the faces of the iconic rap crew — Chuck D and Flavor Flav — are in talks with a major animation studio to produce a feature film based on the band and their recent comic book exploits, with an all-new P.E. album being recorded for the movie. A second, very reliable source then backed up the original tipster’s claim, stating a script is indeed in the works, adding, “The first ’Public Enemy’ graphic novel collection comes out in May and there is a lot of interest from Hollywood.”

“It would definitely be animated,” our source confirmed. “There is lots of talking going on.”

Once more, we’d like to remind our readers that there’s no official word from the “rebels without a pause” regarding this news, but it will be interesting to see how this plays out. In any case, keep it locked to Splash Page for more as it develops.

Oh, and the “Public Enemy” paperback collection does indeed hit shelves in May, and includes issues 1-5 of the series by Chuck D and Adam Wallenta.

Would you like to see an animated feature based on the “Public Enemy” comic? Let’s hear it in the comments.