According to Deadline, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and The Gentleman star Henry Golding is currently shooting a new action spy thriller in Italy, the form of Assassin Club from director Camille Delamarre. Also starring are Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, Close), Sam Neill (Jurassic Park franchise) and Daniela Melchior (The Suicide Squad).
Here’s the skinny as reported by Deadline‘s Andreas Wiseman:
Assassin Club takes place in the world of international spies and elite assassins. In this world of contract killers, Morgan Gaines (Henry Golding) is the best of the best. When Morgan is hired to kill six people around the world, he soon discovers all the targets are also assassins unknowingly hired to kill each other. Rapace plays Falk, the only assassin with skills to match his own. Under the guidance of his mentor Jonathan Caldwell (Neill), Morgan must defeat Falk and the other assassins to keep himself and his girlfriend Sophie (Melchior) alive.
“Assassin Club delivers the cinematic experience audiences love,” said Ellen Wander, CEO of Film Bridge International, which is repping sales, and is producing and financing with additional funding by 828 Media Capital. Wander is joined by Film Bridge partner Jordan Dykstra, Motus Studios’ Emanuele Moretti, and 828’s Todd Lundbohm producing.
More from Wiseman’s report:
“Our director Camille Delamarre came to this project with an inspired vision, and we look forward to his remarkable talents in the editing room. When the film is completed, it will be a thrilling ride for audiences throughout the world. Assassin Club is a fast paced mix of pulse-pounding action and espionage – all set within the beautiful backdrop of Italy,” said Dykstra. “We can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Sounds intriguing, sure. It’s been years since I’ve seen anything by Delamarre. He didn’t win me over with Brick Mansions and The Transporter: Refueled was a wasted opportunity despite its few mitigating highs. Barring the TV and other work Delamarre done since then, I’m curious to see if he’s picked up on anything the last six years have seen trend for the machinations of action cinema direction.
“Once more into the fray…”