‘The Protégé’: Maggie Q Won’t Be Stopped In Motion Poster For Assassin Thriller With Samuel L. Jackson & Michael Keaton

When the trailer for assassin thriller The Protégé dropped a few weeks ago, I made it clear right away this is my most anticipated movie of summer. It hits me right in the sweet spot, and with stars Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton, there’s every reason to expect this to be among the genre’s best in years.

Lionsgate is keeping the film in the spotlight with a new motion picture with Maggie Q’s contract killer front and center. She’s flanked by images of Jackson and Keaton’s characters, along with brief looks at some of the fast-paced action. I can’t wait.

The film is directed by James Bond veteran Martin Campbell (Goldeneye, Casino Royale), from a script by The Equalizer‘s Richard Wenk.

The Protégé opens in theaters on July 23rd!

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.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.