I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and Hollywood reboots of marginal intellectual properties that nobody really cared all too much for in the first place.” Ben Franklin was truly a wise man. But not even a mind as brilliant as his could’ve predicted that the video game series Hitman would be entering its second attempt on the big screen with Hitman: Agent 47. The film marks the directorial debut of Aleksander Bach, and stars Rupert Friend as the eponymous hitman and Zachary Quinto as his arch-nemesis. Hitman: Agent 47 is co-written by Skip Woods and Michael Finch, making it the odd reboot that brings back the writer, Woods, from the original, failed installment.
Blood, guts, and vengeance will be served up on a platter of pain when Hitman: Agent 47 opens August 21st, 2015.
The official synopsis for Hitman: Agent 47:
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.