Trailer Time: Michael Keaton Trains Dylan O’Brien to Be an ‘American Assassin’


The beginning of the American Assassin trailer reminds me of one of those revenge action thrillers that establishes its hero’s motivation by showing idyllic recorded footage of his now-dead beloved. Except this time it’s on the beach.

So with that setup out of that way, Teen Wolf‘s Dylan O’Brien heads off to meet up with Michael Keaton to make him into a killer of killers, and Keaton actually delivers the line “now you want to kill those mean old terrorists.” I’m pretty sure he’s giving O’Brien the business, because otherwise … oof baboof.

American Assassin is directed by Michael Cuesta. Two of its credited screenwriters are thirtysomething creators Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It is scheduled for release on September 15. Watch the trailer below.




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