American Assassin

| June 19, 2017 | 29 Comments

The folks at CBS Films and Lionsgate wanted me to tell you about their new film, American Assassin, due out in September;

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 is 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.

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  1. Just An Old Dog says:

    All kinds of ideas for posers here.

  2. The Other Whitey says:

    Mitch mothafuckin’ Rapp!!!

    Hopefully they do justice to the source material. Not entirely sure I trust Hollywierd not to bastardized it now that Vince Flynn (God rest him) is no longer around to keep them in line.

    I’m definitely going to see it, though!

    • CWO5USMC says:

      Absolutely!!! I’ve read all of the book from Vince Flynn and even the ones who pick up the story after Mr. Flynn’s passing.

      I can’t wait to see the movie.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Well Whitey, when they start off with a sensitive, metrosexual protagonist, a black female assistant CIA director and all the trailer villains depicted by white/Anglo males, don’t you think this production is likely to be slathered pretty heavily with layer after layer of political correctness?

      And I’ve read all the Rapp series.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think I’ll stick to science fiction. Hollywood the Industry hasn’t had an original idea since Buster Keaton let the house fall on him. They couldn’t write a good spy script if their lives depended on it.

  4. David says:

    Think it was Stephen King who told an author upset that Hollywierd had screwed with his plot that once they owned the film rights they could do anything they wanted to with it. Think your plot line is sacred? Don’t sell it.

    Old agent and newbie… yeah, that’s fresh.

  5. JacktheJarhead says:

    No thanks. Read a couple, thought they were good. But this is Hollywood. All the bad guys will be White Supremacist. All the good guys will be Islamic. All the Evil will be a corporate White dude. They will have a comedy relief ethnic Person and a quirky “Punk” “Hacker”. All the “Agents” will carry “Ceramic Glocks”!with “Teflon” bullets in a shoulder holster.

    As you can see, not holding out much hope. They have raped and ruin many good franchises.

  6. Perry Gaskill says:

    Let me get this straight. CBS Films and Lionsgate is now asking for help from TAH to promote its films?

    This is starting down a slippery slope. The next thing you know, Jonn will be hanging out at the Polo Lounge talking box-office points for the screen rights to a script about a fake-CPO-lawer-bad-pilot.

    Things could easily get out of control…

  7. 19D2OR4 - Smitty says:

    Surprised they didn’t make Flynns first book, ‘Term Limits’ into a movie. That would be worth watching.

    • UpNorth says:

      Yes, indeed. But, that’s why Hollyweird won’t touch it.
      Then again, all of the victims of the assassin would be progressive, he’d be a conservative, and the CIA would be taking orders from Big Pharma.

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