20th Century Fox has released the first Hitman: Agent 47 trailer for director Aleksander Bach’s new adaptation of the popular video game franchise. The film stars Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the title character, a genetically engineered assassin. When a mega-corporation tries to unlock the secrets of his past, Agent 47 must team up with a young woman who may be able to help him take them down before they can build an army of genetically engineered killing machines of their own.
As someone who never played the games, Hitman: Agent 47 always sounded like any old spy/assassin movie, however, after this trailer, I am eager to see more from it. It’s tough to tell how deep Zachary Quinto‘s character’s mission goes and if the program that created Agent 47 is rich enough to give you something to think about, but if the full feature rocks as much momentum as this promo, it should be a fun ride with loads of big-time action to enjoy. Check out the Hitman: Agent 47 trailer for yourself below and click here to read our panel recap from Comic-Con. The film also stars Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann and Ciaran Hinds, and is produced by Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh and Alex Young. Hitman: Agent 47 opens in theaters on August 28th.
Trailer via Apple.
Here’s 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.