‘American Assassin’ Trailer: Michael Keaton Trains a Wannabe Killer

The trailer for American Assassin looks like a lot of the same, a mashup of The Accountant, The Recruit, and countless other spy/assassin genre pics. But it does have Michael Keaton playing the badass this time around, so it has that going for it.

Check out the trailer:

Black ops recruit Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien) is reeling from the death of his fiancée in a terrorist attack when he is assigned to shadowy CIA figure Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) to receive special training in tracking terrorists. Rapp and Hurley are then dispatched to join a Turkish agent on a mission to stop a mysterious operative from unleashing chaos of international proportions.

Yes, it all looks very run-of-the-mill, and the mid-September release date isn’t that promising. But, like I said, Michael Keaton is playing the seasoned killer! It can’t be all bad, even if it is pretty much all bad in the end. Don’t hold out hope for this one, but it looks to be worth your time if you’re way into generic thrillers.

American Assassin (blah title, named after the Vince Flynn novel) also stars Dylan O’Brien, Taylor Kitsch, and Scott Adkins, and is directed by Michael Cuesta (Kill the Messenger). It opens September 15.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.