Written by Aaron Rahsaan Thomas (Friday Night Lights) and directed by Ernie Barbarash (Hardwired), the film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as Brazil, a contract killer whose only loyalty is to his pocketbook. Flint (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) is a former assassin who quit the biz after a drug-dealer put his wife in a coma…the same drug dealer who’s just had a contract put on his head. The two enter the game for their own reasons but must form a partnership when they’re pit against criminals and dirty Interpol agents alike.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen JCVD in a straight-up action flick (he’s only 50, after all), and I’m getting a bit of a Hard-Target vibe from this one (though you could toss in nearly any flick of his). It’s nice to see him take on a slightly villainous role for a change, too.
You can check out the trailer after the jump. Assassination Games opens in limited release July 29th.