The Protégé: Release Date, Cast, and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) There’s a whole slew of revenge-driven action films starring women coming out in the next year, but not all of ’em have Michael Keaton mugging it up as the […] The post The Protégé: Release Date, Cast, and More appeared first on /Film.

The Protégé: Release Date, Cast, and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)

There’s a whole slew of revenge-driven action films starring women coming out in the next year, but not all of ’em have Michael Keaton mugging it up as the villain. The Protégé is a beat-em-up action-thriller starring Maggie Q from the production team behind John Wick and the director of Casino Royale.

Here’s everything you need to know about the project.

The Protégé Release Date and Where You Can Watch It

The Protégé was originally slated for release on April 23, 2021, but got caught up in a case of the Coronavirus Pandemic Shuffle. (It also changed titles twice.)  The date was pushed forward several months, and now The Protégé will release exclusively in theaters on August 20, 2021.

What is The Protégé?

The Protégé is an action-adventure film in the vein of John Wick or La Femme Nikita. Campbell wanted to do as much of the action in-camera as possible. He credited Q’s amazing action skills in an interview with Polygon, where he noted that she was trained in the art of action cinema by the legendary Jackie Chan.

The official synopsis reads:

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.

The Protégé Director, Crew, and More

The Protégé is directed by Martin Campbell. Campbell directed Casino Royale and Green Lantern, proving that he contains multitudes. The script was penned by Richard Wenk, the screenwriter behind 16 Blocks and The Equalizer, and will be distributed by Lionsgate.

The Protégé Cast

The Protégé stars Maggie Q as the titular character, Anna the assassin. Samuel L. Jackson will play the man who raised her and trained her in the art of killing. Michael Keaton looks like he’s having an absolute blast in the trailer as the villainous Rembrandt. The T-1000 himself, Robert Patrickwill play a character named Billy Boy.

The Protégé Trailer

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We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s Fear Street trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s upcoming Scream reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the […] The post We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series appeared first on /Film.

We Know What You’re Watching This Fall: Amazon’s ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Series

The time for teen slasher throwbacks is upon us. Some of those throwbacks, like Netflix’s trilogy, are carving out their own identity with semi-original new stories while openly homaging what’s come before them. Others, like Paramount’s reboot, are going straight back to the well of tried-and-true properties with built-in name recognition at the ’90s multiplex. Amazon’s I Know What You Did Last Summer series is among the latter. It’s being and now we have word on when exactly we’ll all know what you did last summer. You know what you did.

Collider and Deadline both report that Amazon Studios has confirmed an official October release, just in time for Halloween, for its I Know What You Did Last Summer television remake. This news comes out of the show’s Comic-Con panel.

That’s right: Comic-Con is still a thing this year and it’s going on right now, but only as an online event (Comic-Con@Home).

I Know What You Did Last Summer is billed as a “YA series, which is a modern take on the 1997 slasher.” The logline says nothing of a hook-wielding maniac in a fisherman’s coat, but if you’ve seen the movie, you may remember such a killer stalking a quartet of hot young stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, and Freddie Prinze, Jr.

This time around, the cast includes Madison Iseman, Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, Fiona Rene, Cassie Beck, Brooke Bloom, and Bill Heck. Oh, and here’s that logline:

“In a town full of secrets, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night.”

Who Knows What Anyone Did Last Summer?

One positive sign about this I Know What You Did Last Summer TV series is that it’s only eight episodes, which theoretically means that there should be less filler. Who knows, maybe it will even be better than the 1997 movie, which may hold some nostalgia value for us millennials but which currently sits at 44% on the Tomatometer.

Did anyone ever watch MTV/VH1’s Scream? The first season of that show came at a time when seemingly every 1996 movie under the sun was being developed into a TV series. First, there was From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, the flagship show of Robert Rodriguez’s fledgling El Rey Network. Then there was Fargo, Noah Hawley’s still-going FX anthology, based on the Coen Brother’s Minnesota-nice crime classic. Then, there was Scream.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hit theaters in 1997, a year after Wes Craven’s original Scream movie, and it shared the same screenwriter, Kevin Williamson. Like Fear Street, it had a loose basis in its novelistic source material, with Lois Duncan‘s 1973 book of the same name.

Williamson is not involved with the new Amazon Prime series, but Wan is and he’s no stranger to the horror genre, having  and also helped kickstart The Conjuring and Insidious franchises. He was originally set to direct the pilot, but it looks like that is now no longer in the cards. So this may be one of those things where an established filmmaker lends their name to something as an executive producer without having much real creative input beyond that.

I Know What You Did Last Summer hits Amazon Prime in October.

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