Rupert Friend Takes Aim In Ludicriously Violent New Trailer For Hitman: Agent 47


With Deadpool hitting the interwebs and Fantastic Four gracing theaters, it’s been a busy week for 20th Century Fox, and the studio is capping it all off with a ludicrously violent new trailer for Hitman: Agent 47.

Dropping the remixed “Voodoo Child” track that has been a staple of the film’s marketing pizzaz hitherto, the latest clip opens with Star Trek Into Darkness and American Horror Story‘s Zachary Quinto detailing the near-supernatural abilities of Rupert Friend’s titular assassin. Engineered as the perfect man-made killer, Agent 47 is an emotionless hired gun, capable of cleaning out an entire room of baddies with one arm tied behind his back.

For Aleksander Bach’s Hitman: Agent 47, though, Friend’s one-man army will set out an a mission to dismantle the organization that birthed him in the first place. It’s a plot that will force our protagonist to locate Hannah Ware’s Katia van Dees, a catalyst who holds the key to Friend’s mission. Going off of the trailer, it looks as though Ware’s lead won’t just be a macguffin to accelerate the story, with hints of her channeling her own particular set of skills that make her a nightmare to Quinto and Co.

Rupert Friend’s Jack of all trades, and master of every bleeding one of them, will dive into action when Hitman: Agent 47 hits theaters on 21.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

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