The big-screen adaptation of Vince Flynn's American Assassin is set to hit theaters this fall, and fans are being treated to some sneak peeks from the upcoming film this spring. The movie is an adaptation of Flynn's ongoing series about an undercover CIA operative fighting terrorism. It's highly likely that American Assassin, if successful, could launch a franchise, especially with 15 books worth of material to draw from.
Last month, new footage was previewed at CinemaCon, revealing some of the action-packed scenes that will be seen in the movie, including Dylan O'Brien's Mitch Rapp duking it out in a challenge fromMichael Keaton’s Stan Hurley. Now fans can see some of that footage for themselves, thanks to a new teaser trailer.
The teaser, posted on the film's Twitter account today, is short but manages to pack a lot into its brief runtime. The video comes with the caption "The #AmericanAssassin teaser trailer drops in less than 24 hours. You’ve been warned" and features multiple mini-clips of each of the main characters, including scenes of Rapp in hand-to-hand combat and firing a gun while blindfolded. The only lines in the teaser are "He's ready, Stan," and the reply "He's not ready, but he will be."
— American Assassin (@VinceFlynnFilm) April 17, 2017
As well as promising a full trailer to follow, the teaser shows off the talents of O'Brien as Mitch Rapp, Keaton as Stan Hurley, Sanaa Lathan as Irene Kennedy, Shiva Negar as Annika, and Taylor Kitsch as the film's villain.
The teaser doesn't give anything away (other than the release date for the full trailer), but does an excellent job of showing off the key characters, and giving fans an idea of the kind of action that can be expected from the film. There is plenty of shooting and fast-paced fighting, emphasizing that this is an action movie first and foremost, and the relationship between Rapp and Hurely is summed up quite nicely in only these two lines.
There is no news on exactly what the trailer tomorrow will look like, or whether it will include all of the footage that has been revealed today in the teaser. However, most of the footage does not line up with the scenes described by those who watched the trailer at CinemaCon, so it looks like there are a lot of new scenes for fans to look forward to tomorrow.
American Assassin is expected on September 15, 2017.
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