What starts as a story reminiscent of American Sniper quickly turns dark in the trailer for AMERICAN ASSASSIN starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. O’Brien is best known for his roles in the series Teen Wolf and the feature franchise The Maze Runner. He has also moved away from his YA demographic, appearing in Deepwater Horizon, The Internship, and now the action thriller American Assassin. The film appears to be stolen by the mentor character played by Michael Keaton though, who has a mysterious past with the O’Brien’s target. The trailer may begin tapping into US fears of terrorism but takes a turn as O’Brien joins a secret government department, led by Keaton, to take out individual terrorists.
Emily J | TV Editor