First Trailer for Action Thriller 'American Assassin' with Dylan O'Brien

April 18, 2017
Source: YouTube

American Assassin Trailer

"He's ready, Stan." "He's not ready…" Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for an action thriller film titled American Assassin, adapted from Vince Flynn's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of Mitch Rapp, an "ordinary every day all-American athlete and scholar" who is secretly recruited by the CIA after his girlfriend is killed. He becomes one of the best assassins they've ever seen, but gets into big trouble on an assignment in Beirut. The Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien plays Mitch, and the rest of the cast includes Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, and Shiva Negar. This looks like a solid action thriller, a bit jingoistic, but that's expected nowadays. Might be worth a watch.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Michael Cuesta's American Assassin, direct from YouTube:

American Assassin Poster

Long before he began hunting terrorists, Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) was a gifted college scholar/athlete. Then, tragedy struck and Rapp was recruited into the nation's most elite covert operations program. After completing training designed to teach the kind of lethal skills necessary to target our most dangerous enemies, here and abroad, he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution. American Assassin is directed by American filmmaker Michael Cuesta, of 12 and Holding, Tell Tale, Roadie, and Kill the Messenger previously. The screenplay is written by Stephen Schiff, based on the popular novel written by Vince Flynn. Lionsgate will release American Assassin in theaters starting September 15th later in the fall. Interested?

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  • Sam Guthrie
    I'm down.
  • I like Dylan O'Brien. I like Michael Keaton. So I'm gonna watch this. Was this film shot before or after the accident of Dylan?
    • CyraNOSE
      What accident? Did his teen wolf co-star who he is gay with forget to pull out?
      • Stop it Bob or I'll show you my werewolvy nature. The dude had a serious injury while shooting the third sequel of the Maze Runner.
    • Jo
      After. It was the first thing he shot after recovering. Actually, while still in recovery, from what his trainer, Roger Yuan, said; they had to watch his blood pressure while exercising so the flow didn't fuck up blood vessels in his face and the like. He also said this at another interview: "I just finished fight-training Dylan O’Brien, the young actor from The Maze Runner. The project is called American Assassin, and it’s based on the Vince Flynn books. It’s fantastic. Dylan actually went through a horrific accident where, basically, he had to reconstruct his face. I had to train him physically, but I also had to help guide him, almost like a counselor, in terms of the emotional and psychological aspects of what he had gone through — to not be victimized by the accident, but use it as a tool to work through and get stronger for the future. I’ve been very, very fortunate. I’ve been able to work with Daniel Craig on Skyfall and Matt Damon on Jason Bourne, so to start a young man off in the process — to start Dylan O’Brien off as Mitch Rapp — I feel very blessed, and hopefully, it bears out that what happened was meant to be." Dylan's a tough one, apparently.
  • CyraNOSE
    Dylan Obrien and Taylor Kitchsh.... no thank you. Drove me nuts watching those maze runner movies where he constantly was spazzing out and running... ugh.
  • Lewis
    Looking good.
    Taylor Kitsch?! UH-OH~~~
    • John Carter and Battleship wasn't all his fault @DAVIDPD:disqus!
  • He heh eh eh he. Looks funny.
  • El_MUERkO
    looks ok, but it seems like a kind of 24 revenge fantasy, i'm on the fence
  • shiboleth
    Hm, I don't know. But I'm glad Michael Keaton is getting job. Might watch for him. And Sanaa Lathan. She looks hot in this ...
  • He's an assassin. This time--he's assassinating.
  • Бабак
    A comic and funny guy how wants to be Jason Bourne.
  • I thought this initially was going to be "American Ultra" without the cannabis but this looks a bit more interesting. Not a fan of Dylan O'Brien...but the story intrigues me...




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