Thought I’d give a few updates on some upcoming Manly Movies, especially since new trailers have hit the web and considering what’s been going on over the past weeks regarding the site, this comes as some sort of relief.
First off is the red-band trailer for American Assassin, starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Shiva Negar and Taylor Kitsch. Here is the CBS Films-produced action thriller’s synopsis:
A CIA black ops recruit, Mitch Rapp (O’Brien), is devastated by the loss of his girlfriend to a terrorist attack. CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Lathan) assigns Stan Hurley (Keaton) to train a grief-stricken but highly motivated Rapp how to thwart terrorist operations and hunt the perpetrators. Together they investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on military and civilian targets and discover a pattern in the violence that leads them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Kitsch) intent on starting a world war in the Middle East.
The Michael Cuesta-directed film is slated for U.S. release on September 15th.
Next up, we have the long-awaited trailer for the upcoming revenge actioner (always a dependable genre for Manly Movies) The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. The film is directed by Martin Campbell of GoldenEye, Casino Royale , Edge of Darkness and The Mask of Zorro fame, and it shows. From the looks of it, this could be the best thing Chan has starred in in years.
The synopsis for the film is as follows:
Based on Stephen Leather’s 1992 novel ‘The Chinaman’, this taut thriller stars world-renowned action star Jackie Chan as a humble restaurant owner in London’s Chinatown. On a mission to track down the rogue Irish radicals responsible for his beloved daughter’s death, he’s forced to push his moral and physical boundaries beyond limits to overcome the mysterious foreign power (Pierce Brosnan) standing between him and the truth.
The Foriegner is slated for a tentative September 30th release in Asia, and an October 13th release in the United States.