Exclusive: New Mesrine Image

Vincent Cassel in 2-part gangster film

The new issue of Empire magazine is now on sale, and among the tidal wave of news, features and reviews inside you'll find a new look at Vincent Cassel-starring French crime drama Mesrine: a film so big they have to release it in two parts, Mesrine: Killer Instinct and Mesrine: Public Enemy No.1.

Now we know what you're thinking: you don't watch films made by cheese-eating surrender monkeys - but stick with us! Not only is Cassel himself on explosively good form in the film, but it's a sprawling portrait of French public enemy no. 1 (as the title already suggests). This image comes from the first half of the epic, with Mesrine taking violent issue with a guy who beat up his girlfriend. Unwise, dude, unwise.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct is out on August 7, with Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 following on August 28.