The rumor mill is starting to churn out a hip-hop movie project that sounds outright batty. It seems that there may be a new cartoon feature based on the seminal hip-hop band Public Enemy—and one that may less cartoonish than
Flavor of Love
In May, we will see a graphic novel collection based on the travails of Chuck D. Flava Fav, Terminator X and the Bomb Squad. According to multiple sources,
is reporting that “there is a lot of interest from Hollywood” for an animated movie based on Public Enemy.
If it’s anything close to the edginess of
animated series, I’ll be watching, but I somehow wonder what kind of plot would circle around a film
without Jimmy Cagney
. All this from the band that once recorded “Burn Hollywood Burn” and wrote the
greatest hip-hop song ever
for a Spike Lee movie.