Cult director Walter Hill’s new transgendered sci-fi thriller The Assignment reveals exclusive alternative posters
Walter Hill is the man. THE man. Anyone with even a casual interest in cult cinema knows his name, from his work co-steering the Alien franchise, to his beloved action flick The Warriors, trailblazing buddy cop flick 48 Hours, dystopian rock musical Streets of Fire, slick thriller Trespass, HBO’s Tales from the Crypt…the list is long and awesome and eccentric.
Fans love Hill because the writer/producer/director takes chances and refuses to behave, combing horror, action, comedy, drama and every other genre he adores, sometimes jamming them into a single film. His latest movie is no exception. The Assignment (filmed as Tomboy before playing festivals controversially as (Re) Assignment) is a crazed revenge thriller that blends noir tropes, action trappings, violent horror motifs and Frankenstein mad science with fiery aplomb.
Synopsis: Hitman Frank Kitchen (Michelle Rodriguez) is given a lethal assignment, but after being double-crossed, he discovers he’s not the man he thought he was—he’s been surgically altered and now has the body of a woman. Seeking vengeance, Frank heads for a showdown with the person (Sigourney Weaver) who transformed him, a brilliant surgeon with a chilling agenda of her own.
The Assignment (co-written by Hill and Denis Hamill) has been quietly streaming on Ultra VOD all month and will finally hit theaters on April 7th courtesy of Saban Films and Lionsgate, who have given us two incredibly sexy alternative theatrical posters to premiere here exclusively. Check them out below and stay tuned to this site for our extensive interview with the brilliant Walter Hill in the coming days.