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There are a whole lot of revenge-driven action movies starring women in the next year, but not everyone has Michael Keaton criticize it as the villain. The protected is a beat-em-up action thriller starring Maggie Q from the production team behind John Wick and the director of Casino Royale.
Here is everything you need to know about the project.
The protected Release date and where you can see it
The protected was originally scheduled for release on April 23, 2021, but was caught in a case of Coronavirus Pandemic Shuffle. (It also changed titles twice.) The date was pushed forward several months and now The protected released exclusively in theaters it August 20, 2021.
What is The protected?
The protected is an action-adventure movie in the vein of John Wick or The woman Nikita. Campbell wanted to do as much of the action in the camera as possible. He credited Q’s amazing action skills in one interview with Polygon, where he noted that she was trained in the art of acting 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 swears revenge. As she becomes entangled with an enigmatic killer (Michael Keaton), whose attraction to her goes far beyond cat and mouse, their confrontation becomes deadly, and the loose ends of a life being killed will weave themselves even tighter.
The protected Director, crew and more
The protected is directed by Martin Campbell. Campbell instructed Casino Royale and Green lanternevidence that he contains crowds. The manuscript was written by Richard Wenk, the screenwriter behind it 16 blocks and Equalizerand distributed by Lionsgate.
The protected Cast
The protected plays Maggie Q as the main character, Anna the assassin. Samuel L. Jackson plays the man who raised her and trained her in the art of killing. Michael Keaton seems to have an absolute explosion in the trailer as the villainous Rembrandt. T-1000 itself, Robert Patrick, will play a character named Billy Boy.
The protected Trailer
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