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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Reader Feedback - 9 Comments


Ohh my, this looks so bad.

Justin R on Jan 23, 2017


Now, that's how you make a real bad trailer. Even the film itself might be better than this ...

shiboleth on Jan 23, 2017


But admit there is too much guns going off in this trailer Bo... ;D

tarek on Jan 23, 2017


;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.

tarek on Jan 24, 2017


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 ...

shiboleth on Jan 24, 2017


So, it is misunderstanding. Sorry about that. Cheers ...

shiboleth on Jan 24, 2017


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.

Carpola on Jan 23, 2017


Wut? Irrelevant. I know she wants her own thing, but damn...her time was right after Singleton's THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS.

DAVIDPD on Jan 23, 2017


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.

RAW_D on Jan 25, 2017

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