Director Martin Campbell is like an assassin – when he’s great he hits the bullseye (Goldeneye, The Mask Of Zorro) but when he misses, he fails to hit the target at all (Vertical Limit, Green Lantern). The Protégé looks like he’s got his sights locked and that he’s going to hit the target dead-on.
Featuring a great cast – Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton and Robert Patrick, the assassin thriller sees Q seeking revenge on Keaton’s crime boss after her mentor (Jackson) is murdered. There are shades of John Wick to this trailer.
You can check it out The Protégé when it hits US cinemas on 20 August 2021.
Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer. But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to know about trust and survival – is brutally killed, Anna vows revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton) whose attraction to her goes way beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation turns deadly and the loose ends of a life spent killing will weave themselves even tighter.