American Assassin poster

Lionsgate Films have finally revealed the first trailer for the upcoming movie American Assassin. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name, written by Vince Flynn.

American Assassin is the first entry into the ongoing Mitch Rapp book series (currently written by Kyle Mills), spanning 15 novels. Devastated by the loss of his girlfriend during a brutal terror attack while the pair are on holiday, Rapp becomes consumed with a need to avenge her death and begins training to thwart terror attacks and destroy terrorist cells. Here’s what we know of the movie so far:

“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 are 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.”

Michael Keaton appearing as a badass action hero comes as some surprise, despite his role as the Vulture in the upcoming Spider-man Homecoming, however he appears quite at home in the role. Taylor Kitsch having played Bucky Barnes (Captain America: Civil War) also looks to be a great addition to the movie.

The trailer shows the dramatic origins of the terroist hunting super-spy and some intense action sequences. How true the movie will remain to the book is yet to be seen but from the looks of the trailer, it’s set to be quite the show! American Assassin will hit cinemas Sep 15. Check out the trailer below:

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