Fans of Teen Wolf, The Maze Runner, or Dylan O’Brien in general will be delighted to know that the teaser for American Assassin was just released!
The 2-and-a-half minute video was released within ten minutes of O’Brien retweeting a shorter, 11-second preview.
— Dylan O'Brien (@dylanobrien) April 18, 2017
In the video, we hear a CIA recruiter, Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) ask Mitch Rapp (O’Brien) a series of questions. We learn his parents were killed in a car crash, and (after a very cute proposal scene!) his new fiancée murdered during a terror attack on a beach.
A series of different shots then shows Rapp putting himself through physical training and doing research. Kennedy then introduces him to Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The shots then move to training – shooting, hand-to-hand etc – and then what is presumably Rapp’s mission. We also briefly see a Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) and the film’s main villian (Taylor Kitsch).
The movie is based on the book series by Vince Flynn. Fans of the novels should note that the movie seems to be veering off plot from the books, similar to the Bourne films. Nonetheless, the teaser promises just as much action. Those who got the chance to attend an early screening in California last week also had praise for the movie and O’Brien’s performance.
Watch the full teaser below:
American Assassin comes to cinemas September 15.