A new poster for the upcoming action/thriller American Assassin has made its way online, ahead of the film’s red band trailer arriving tomorrow. Directed by Michael Cuesta and starring The Maze Runner lead Dylan O’Brien, the movie is based on the Vince Flynn novel of the same, and follows the story of CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp. After bearing witness to a particularly traumatizing terrorist act – a tragedy that results in the death of his girlfriend – Rapp soon finds himself playing the part of protege to seasoned Cold War veteran, Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton).
Unfortunately for everyone involved, a string of seemingly random attacks soon begin springing up throughout the Middle East, and Rapp and Hurley must begin working towards uncovering the identity of a sinister operative, who goes by the nickname Ghost (Taylor Kitsch). Whether or not general viewers will be especially eager to see American Assassin in theaters remains to be seen, though perhaps the release of the movie’s new theatrical poster will serve to garner the attention of those viewers still on the fence about the aforementioned action/thriller.
In the new poster, potential viewers of American Assassin can catch another sneak peek at everything the new movie will have to offer, with a decided focus this time around on the many lead and supporting actors who will make up the world of CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp, in the film. Employing the exceedingly familiar marketing trope of layering all the major players on top of one another in a cohesive – albeit visually busy – collage, you can definitely tell which actors are expected to generate interest on the part of the average viewer. You can check out the poster, below:
By the looks of things revealed thus far – including the footage featured in the American Assassin green band trailer – O’Brien, Keaton, and Kitsch may yet manage to offer moviegoers a thrilling good time at the multiplex. For all intents and purposes, American Assassin could play to the same crowd that lapped up such like-minded contemporary war movies as American Sniper and Zero Dark Thirty (even though, unlike those films, American Assassins is purely fictional).
Then again, Cuesta and company may have something of an uphill battle to contend with if they hope to make a significant dent at the box office, considering the relative lack of enthusiasm for the Doug Liman-directed war drama The Wall from earlier last month. We will find out how the red band trailer helps (or doesn’t) American Assassin in that respect, when it drops online.
Source: Lionsgate/CBS Films