Are we witnessing another McConnaissance-style event in Johnny Depp with Black Mess?

We think we might just be. This truly unsettling first trailer for Black Mass has us hooked already.

Depp plays Whitey Bulger, considered by many to be one of the most dangerous gangsters of the past thirty years. Bulger, who was on the run for over twelve years and was on the FBI's Most Wanted List.

As well as this, Bulger was also an FBI informant. Yeah, it's basically the actual story The Departed was based upon.

Take a look at the trailer. We think you're going to like it.

It's early days yet, but don't be surprised if this film's mentioned around Oscar season.

As well as Depp, you've got Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson and plenty more on the cast.

Colour us excited.