Tuesday, February 17, 2015

HITMAN: AGENT 47 Trailer and Poster

Hitman Agent 47 Movie trailer and poster

The first trailer and poster for the video game adaptation "Hitman: Agent 47" have been released. The film stars Rupert Friend ("Homeland") as a genetically engineered elite assassin who wages war against a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47's past to create an army of killers. Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds and Alex Young co-star.

I've actually played the games that inspired this movie, and I think this will anger fans somewhat. The games were all about stealth, patience and trying to complete the objectives as quietly and cleanly as possible, but the movie seems to care more about creating absurdly explosive set pieces that defy everything from physics to common sense. I believe that was exactly the reason why the first movie failed and required this reboot, which seems doomed to repeat the same mistakes. And the CGI looks really horrible. Instead of overreaching on a modest budget, they should have just kept the action simple, but smart. Just look how well "John Wick" turned out on a $20 million budget.

"Hitman: Agent 47" opens in theaters on August 28th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Hitman Agent 47 Image

Hitman Agent 47 Movie Poster

Official Synopsis
"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."