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Pretty Boy Floyd getting his own feature from Wayne Kramer

06.25.2010
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The last time we saw him, he was getting gunned down by Christian Bale in PUBLIC ENEMIES, but Pretty Boy Floyd is returning to life for his own feature biopic from Wayne Kramer.

Kramer might seem a strange choice to tackle the story of the famed bank robber, as he’s previously directed RUNNING SCARED and CROSSING OVER, but he thinks he has the right vision for the anti-hero.

My approach is to bring 21st century style and energy to Kevin Bernhardt’s meticulously researched screenplay without sacrificing the verisimilitude of the period or over-sensationalizing the characters themselves…At the heart of ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ is a great love story about an outlaw on the run who can’t stay away from the woman he loves, no matter how destructive the relationship is for both of them — which ultimately leads to his demise.

Presumably he’ll be looking elsewhere than Channing Tatum to fill the titular role, and I’ll be curious to see what direction he takes this. I was a big PUBLIC ENEMIES fan, which was a period piece with a bit of a modern feel to it, and if he can capture any of that magic, he might have a pretty good film on his hands.

Extra Tidbit: He doesnít look that pretty to me.
Source: THR

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7:50PM on 06/25/2010
The script they're using was written with Pretty Boy Floyd's son's input - so I'm pretty sure it will be fairly accurate. Also, Kramer is a great choice for machine gun crazed action movie set in the 30s. Think about the old school style of The Cooler mixed with the amphetamine rush of Running Scared. My only hope is that he shoots on film and not that god awful digital that Mann used.
The script they're using was written with Pretty Boy Floyd's son's input - so I'm pretty sure it will be fairly accurate. Also, Kramer is a great choice for machine gun crazed action movie set in the 30s. Think about the old school style of The Cooler mixed with the amphetamine rush of Running Scared. My only hope is that he shoots on film and not that god awful digital that Mann used.
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7:27PM on 06/25/2010
Kramer, while not a household, is a very good director. "Running Scared" is a modern action masterpiece, "The Cooler" is fun and interesting, but I haven't seen "Corssing Over" yet though.

However, based on his description, it sounds like he wants to do what Mann's "Public Enemies" so miserably failed at. If he can properly do this, it could be great.

For the record, "Public Enemies" is one of the most disappointing films of all time!
Kramer, while not a household, is a very good director. "Running Scared" is a modern action masterpiece, "The Cooler" is fun and interesting, but I haven't seen "Corssing Over" yet though.

However, based on his description, it sounds like he wants to do what Mann's "Public Enemies" so miserably failed at. If he can properly do this, it could be great.

For the record, "Public Enemies" is one of the most disappointing films of all time!
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3:31PM on 06/25/2010

Funny

I thought this article was going to be a movie about Floyd Mayweather.....
I thought this article was going to be a movie about Floyd Mayweather.....
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3:10PM on 06/25/2010
The story sounds almost identical to Public Enemies, except for the character being portrayed. However, if they can avoid making the mistakes Mann made, and stick to facts, then it might turn out to be a nice little heist/outlaw movie.
The story sounds almost identical to Public Enemies, except for the character being portrayed. However, if they can avoid making the mistakes Mann made, and stick to facts, then it might turn out to be a nice little heist/outlaw movie.
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2:20PM on 06/25/2010
Good Luck Wayne Kramer. I thought Running Scared was a great movie. Hopefully you'll use some real Historic facts in your movie about "Pretty Boy Floyd". I do not want it to turn out like the embarrassing "Public Enemies" that Michael Mann had directed. Michael Mann took it upon himself to re-write history to help sell his Public Enemies movie which I thought was a very pompous move.
Good Luck Wayne Kramer. I thought Running Scared was a great movie. Hopefully you'll use some real Historic facts in your movie about "Pretty Boy Floyd". I do not want it to turn out like the embarrassing "Public Enemies" that Michael Mann had directed. Michael Mann took it upon himself to re-write history to help sell his Public Enemies movie which I thought was a very pompous move.
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