It’s starting to look like Keanu Reeves might have some competition for the most badass character award. CBS and Lionsgate just released a new red-band trailer for American Assassin. Based on the bestselling novels by Vince Flynn, this action-packed trailer delves more into the action thriller element of the movie and makes it extremely clear that Dylan O’Brien has what it takes to be an action hero.
It’s hard not to see the parallels between American Assassin and other franchises such as Bond, Jack Ryan, and John Wick. Hopefully, using these films as a template American Assassin will be able to create a great action franchise and boost Dylan O’Brien as our latest action hero.
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 Will In Theaters September 2017!