“So, what do you remember about your parent’s death?” “Car crash, I was 14.” “You started having discipline problems, kicked out of three boarding schools after that.” ‘American Assassin’ centers on twenty three-year-old Mitch lost his parents to a tragic car accident at the age of fourteen, and his girlfriend to a terrorist attack just as they were engaged. Seeking revenge, he is enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy as a black ops recruit. Kennedy then assigns Cold War veteran Stan Hurley to train Mitch. Together they will later on investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets.
“Let’s talk about that day on the beach. What happened? You gave up everything after that didn’t you Mitch?” “No, not everything.” The discovery of a pattern in the violence leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent to stop a mysterious operative intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.
“Some bad things happened to you. Now you want to kill those mean old terrorist. You think that qualifies you for my selection process?” “My guess if that you and I go hand-to-hand you can probably figure out within 20 seconds whether or not I have what it takes for your selection process.” After completing training designed to teach the kind of lethal skills necessary to target our most dangerous enemies, here and abroad, he is a man reborn with a mission of retribution. “What is it you think we do here?” “Kill people that need to be killed.”
“This whole thing is a means to an end for you isn’t it?” “No, this is just the beginning.” It Takes One to Make One. It Takes One to Betray One. It Takes One to Kill One. An adaptation of Vince Flynn’s 2010 best-selling novel of the same name ‘American Assassin’ is an action thriller directed by Michael Cuesta from a screenplay by Stephen Schiff. The film starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Scott Adkins, Shiva Negar, and Taylor Kitsch has a theater release date of September 15, 2017.