Max Landis, son of director John Landis, burst onto the scene with the surprisingly well received 2012 “Chronicle” . Since then he has gained some notoriety for his short films including “The Death and Return of Superman” as well as scripts he had penned as a fan. Finally in 2015 we’ll get a chance to gauge if his debut writing work was a fluke or not with the upcoming “American Ultra”.
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg star as a couple of underachieving potheads. Unbeknownst to Eisenberg’s character he is actually a deadly secret agent. Sure the plot is reminiscent of movies such as the underrated Geena Davis and Shane Black collabo “The Long Kiss Goodnight” but as you can judge from the trailer this brings its own bag of tricks.
American Ultra opens in US cinemas on 21 August 2015.
Malaysia and Singapore movie release date unavailable at time of publishing.