The much anticipated American Assassin movie and book features the CIA’s most effective weapon, Mitch Rapp. The novel was written by Vince Flynn, who created the successful Mitch Rapp series of novels. A Mitch Rapp movie has been on the cards for quite some time because his character is perfect for the silver screen. He is a US version of James Bond and a more motivated and driven Jason Bourne. The debut Mitch Rapp movie was intended to be Consent to Kill. However, once American Assassin was published in 2010, it became apparent that American Assassin was a much more appropriate way for Mitch Rapp to launch an attack on the big screen.
American Assassin flashes back to when Mitch Rapp was first recruited by the CIA, and the events that set in motion his motives, his issues with red-tape, authority figures and the early signs that he was going to become the tip of the spear in the CIA’s fight against terrorism.