In “Code Name Banshee”, a former government assassin is forced back in the game after his old protégé informs him there is a bounty on his head. That premise alone is loaded with familiarity. But when you have Antonio Banderas leading the way it’s hard for me to turn a blind eye. Directed by Jon Keeyes, the action flick also stars Jaime King, Tommy Flanagan, and Catherine Davis.
Banderas plays a CIA assassin named Caleb who has went into hiding after leaving a job you never can truly leave. He’s found by his old protégé, Banshee (King) who warns him that a deadly mercenary (Flanagan) is seeking to collect a bounty that has been put on Caleb’s head. There are hints of some past tension between Caleb and Banshee, but they put it behind to try and stop their mutual enemy. The new trailer is full of action and Banderas’ suave style. I’m not sure if it offers much we haven’t seen before, but I’m certainly willing to give it a shot.
“Code Name Banshee” opens July 1st in select theaters and on VOD. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.