CBS Films has released a brand new red band trailer for their upcoming action thriller American Assassin, and it’s awesome. The film is based on Vince Flynn’s extremely popular book series of the same name and follows the rise of Dylan O’Brien’s Mitch Rapp as a CIA Black Ops recruit, who is now under the instruction of a Cold War veteran, played by Michael Keaton. Together, the two are then tasked with investigating a set of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets, which leads them on the trail of a mysterious operative, played by Taylor Kistch, whose intention is to start a World War in the Middle East.
This trailer kicks so much ass. I’ve been a fan of Dylan O’Brien for a number of years and have always seen him becoming something more. This trailer expresses how much he has stepped up his game. I knew this film would display some big action sequences, but in no way was I expecting it to be this gruesome and violent, and it’s awesome. O’Brien is a young viable action star and if this movie is as good as the trailer is, he could have a serious action franchise on his hands.
I’m pretty intrigued with multiple things going on in this trailer. First off, I love that Rapp takes things into his own hands from the beginning, becoming a one-man-wrecking-crew against those who are responsible for his loved ones death. Second, I’m very interested to see what kind of relationship Keaton and Kitsch’s characters have. Is it a former mentor-mentee type thing? Is that way Keaton is so hesitant against O’Brien because he’s seen someone just as good before? And finally, and most important, just the character of Mitch Rapp. He looks like a John Wick type character, one who will do anything to get what he wants/needs to do. And that includes some extreme violence.
Check out the new trailer below and after doing so, not only head down to the comments and let me know your thoughts, but watch my live trailer reaction, which I recorded while watching the trailer for the first time. Do you feel the same as I do? Have you read the books? Is O’Brien the right fit? Michael Cuesta’s American Assassin hits theaters on September 15th, 2017 and also stars Sanaa Lathan and Shiva Negar.
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.