Michelle Rodriguez in First Trailer for Assassin Film 'The Assignment'

January 23, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Assignment Trailer

"I wanted to cause Frank Kitchen enormous psychic pain." A trailer has debuted for a bit of a controversial new action film titled The Assignment, formerly known as (Re) Assignment when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Michelle Rodriguez stars as a transgender hitwoman, and complaints started last year from those who thought the role should've been given to an actual transgender woman. The story is actually about a male hitman who is given gender reassignment surgery as a weird revenge for a job gone wrong, and she goes back to take them out. Also starring Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Anthony LaPaglia, Caitlin Gerard, and Terry Chen. This doesn't look that good, but maybe it's just a bad trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for Walter Hill's The Assignment, direct from YouTube:

The Assignment Trailer

Following an ace assassin who is double crossed by gangsters and falls into the hands of rogue surgeon known as The Doctor who turns him into a woman. The hitman now a hitwoman sets out for revenge, aided by a nurse named Johnnie who also has secrets. The Assignment is both written and directed by veteran filmmaker Walter Hill, of The Warriors, 48 Hrs, Streets of Fire, Brewster's Millions, Crossroads, Trespass, Last Man Standing, Supernova and Bullet to the Head previously. The screenplay is also written by Roger Julian Cross and Denis Hamill. The film first premiered at Toronto Film Festival last year. The Assignment opens in select theaters sometime in early 2017, but no exact date is set yet. Anyone interested?

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  • Justin R
    Ohh my, this looks so bad.
  • shiboleth
    Now, that's how you make a real bad trailer. Even the film itself might be better than this ...
    • Bo
      I don't know, shiboleth. This is a Walter Hill film and for that reason alone I'm a bit interested. And I like this actress. My big question is: The role should be played by a transgender woman? Oh really? And who would that be? Let's see....oh...there are least none of any known acting abilities or a resume or a box office are these people who suggest these kind of things? Perhaps they should go out and make films like they want instead of demanding others do it for them. This film has a tough enough road to travel without some totally unknown with questionable talents playing the role. This actress is at least somewhat known with some interesting qualities and acting talent. Isn't that enough? It's getting ridiculous these days. Should we cast real murderers to play murderers? Or real doctors to play doctors? Or real pilots to play pilots? Or real cops to play cops? Need I go on?
      • But admit there is too much guns going off in this trailer Bo... ;D
        • Bo
 all it's a Walter Hill shoot 'em up, bang bang movie...righto? I didn't say I was going to go out and pay to see this for its cable release and then maybe. I just find it insane how anyone would want a transgender person to play this character just because the character is transgender. When is this PC nonsense going to stop? Other than that, I actually don't give a poop! Cheers!
          • ;D Of course it's dumb to ask for such PC nonsense every time a character is related to some community. It's called typecasting.
          • Bo
            Yea, it's getting out of hand...which usually is the case when the herd and the herd mentality latch on to something they think is important...and then proceed to run it into the ground and misuse the original reason for it in the first place. Later gator.
      • shiboleth
        But I did just that, Bo, I said that film itself is probably better than trailer. I was complaining about the trailer. I didn't totally give up on the whole film. And yes again, I like Michelle Rodriguez, too. Maybe I just didn't explain it enough... As for the rest, I also agree on that, I just don't see where is that place where I am objecting against all those things you describe in your post. In fact, I think you described the whole thing very good. Let's just hope, on the end, it will be a good one to watch, huh? Cheers and peace for a good measure ...
        • Bo
          Only the first part of my reply was directed at you, shiboleth. The rest of my directed at the PC casting the correct person, etc. which had nothing to do with you or your original post. Peace.
          • shiboleth
            So, it is misunderstanding. Sorry about that. Cheers ...
          • Bo
   big deal's all good. Peace.
  • I wonder if it's based on this graphic novel, it seems almost identical. (I checked it is). The drawings in the book are really good.
    Wut? Irrelevant. I know she wants her own thing, but damn...her time was right after Singleton's THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS.
  • RAW_D
    The star power associated with this film does not support that trailer. I blame the intern! LOL But seriously, interesting premise, but that trailer makes it look like a lousy execution. Sad with such talent attached.




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