CBS Films has released the first official trailer for their new film, American Assassin. The film stars Michael Keaton along with the up-and-coming young actor Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) as CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp.
The action thriller is based on the popular novel series by Vince Flynn and the studio is really hoping for this to be the beggining of a franchise a la the Jacl Ryan, Tom Clancy films. The character Mitch Rapp has led 15 novels at this point in the hugely popular series. So there is definitely tons of source material to mine.
Check out the official trailer below:
So far the film looks pretty generic with Keaton stealing the show, being a badass as always. Right now Dylan O’Brien is gonna have to really show off his talents to make me believe him as a kickass assassin. Right now he just looks like a 20 year old kid trying to act in a series actioner. Not believable yet, but ill give him a chance.
Here's the official synopsis below:
AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East.
American Assassin is set to hit theaters on September 15th, 2017.
SOURCE: CBS Films