New Trailer for 'Assassination Games' with Jean-Claude Van Damme

New Trailer for ‘Assassination Games’ with Jean-Claude Van Damme

From the studio that brought you The Squid and the Whale and There Be Dragons (which you may not have heard of, but which is really fun to say in a pirate voice) comes Assassination Games.

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.