Samuel L. Jackson’s new film, The Protect’, will be released in theaters on August 20 of this year, Lionsgate announced.
The film was previously titled The Asset. Directed by Martin Campbell, the next thriller and action film has been written by Richard Wenk. The thriller was produced by Arthur Sarkissian, Moshe Diamant, Rob Van Norden, Yariv Lerner, and Chris Milburn.
In addition to Samuel L. Jackson, the film features Michael Keaton and Maggie Q.
As of January 2020, most of the action film was filmed in Bucharest, London, and Da Nang.
‘The Protect’ revolves around Anna, played by Maggie Q, as the world’s most skilled hitman. She was rescued as a child by legendary assassin Moody played by Jackson. He trains Anna in the family business and prepares her to be the world’s most skilled hitman.
As the film progresses, Moody (Jackson), the father figure of Anna, whom she loved very much, is brutally murdered. Shocked by her death, Anna vows revenge and, in the process, becomes entangled with an enigmatic assassin played by Michael Keaton. And the real emotion begins.
The Protect was scheduled to be released on April 23, 2021, but was delayed aǵunos months for the current pandemic to lose strength.