Dylan O'Brien is unstoppable. (Please don't take that as a dare, Universe!) He was infamously injured earlier this year on the set of "Maze Runner: The Death Cure," which will re-start production this February 2017 for a 2018 release, but now he's hard at work on "American Assassin," the start of a potential film franchise based on Vince Flynn's bestselling novels.
O'Brien was announced back in May for the "star-making role" of covert CIA operative Mich Rapp. Deadline said, at the time, that production would begin in the fall, working around O'Brien's recovery from the "Maze Runner" injuries.
Collider shared Lionsgate's first photo of O'Brien as Rapp, and our boy looks pretty darn good:This is the first official shot we've seen of O'Brien since his injuries, although a fan snapped a photo of him with some healthy-looking scruff earlier this summer.
Here's the official synopsis for the movie:
"AMERICAN ASSASSIN follows the rise of Mitch Rapp (Dylan O'Brien) a CIA black ops recruit under the instruction of Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton). The pair is then enlisted by CIA Deputy Director Irene Kennedy (Sanaa Lathan) to investigate a wave of apparently random attacks on both military and civilian targets. Together the three discover a pattern in the violence leading them to a joint mission with a lethal Turkish agent (Shiva Negar) to stop a mysterious operative (Taylor Kitsch) intent on starting a World War in the Middle East."
There's no release date yet for "American Assassin," which is now filming in Europe, but you should be able to see O'Brien soon in "Teen Wolf" Season 6 (starts in November), and then in "The Death Cure," which is now scheduled for January 2018.
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