20th Century Fox has debuted a new international poster for the studio’s upcoming video game adaptation, Hitman: Agent 47, which sees Homeland star Rupert Friend as the titular one-man army.
Marking director Aleksander Bach’s first venture behind the lens, Agent 47 will kick the lore established by the Timothy Olyphant-fronted sequel to the kerb in favor of a full reboot. With Friend starring as the elite, genetically-modified agent, Bach’s film will see him hunted down by a power-mongering mega-corporation intent on using his DNA to engineer an entire squad of controllable killing machines.
We gained a gist of the bombastic tone of Hitman: Agent 47 a few weeks back when the explosive, bat-shit insane first trailer made its way online. Bach is certainly pulling no punches in transitioning the long-running video game franchise from medium to medium, it just remains to be seen whether the balls-to-the-walls actioner will be able to draw in an audience given that Timothy Olyphant’s middling version is still fresh in the minds.
Hitman: Agent 47 has an August 28, 2015 release date between its crosshairs. Tell us, will you be lining up for this one? Sound off below!
Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, Hitman: Agent 47 is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits 47 of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a young woman on the run from powerful and clandestine forces. The mission brings startling revelations about the lethal agent and his prey, hurtling them on a collision course with their pasts. And this time, his number may be up.