The wait is finally over. The first trailer for Dylan O’Brien’s American Assassin is here, and it’s got us like…
Cinemacon attendees got an early look at the trailer a few weeks ago, and their online reactions drew comparisons between O’Brien and the likes of Jason Bourne, John Wick, and the Punisher. In other words, if you didn’t already know this movie was going to be badass, now is the time to get hyped.
Based on the novel by Vince Flynn, American Assassin stars O’Brien as Mitch Rapp, who joins the CIA as an assassin after his girlfriend is killed in a terrorist attack. Michael Keaton plays Rapp’s reluctant mentor, Stan Hurley. Together, the two will take on a mysterious operative played by Taylor Kitsch, who is intent on starting World War III in the Middle East. Also starring are Shiva Negar as a Turkish agent who will team up with Rapp and Hurley and Sanaa Lathan as CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy.
The American Assassin socials kicked off a week of reveals by dropping the first poster for the film on Sunday – setting the tone with a bold aesthetic and the sense that whatever we’re about to see is strictly classified.
Now, we’re finally getting our first real look at this upcoming action film. Check it out below:
American Assassin hits theaters on September 15, 2017.