Before Warcraft, before Assassin's Creed, and even before Uncharted (which just got an official release date), there's an action movie coming to theaters that promises to be different and to honor its video game roots. And by that we mean, Hitman: Agent 47 is Rated R.
The news of the adult rating for Agent 47 went under the radar earlier this summer but it's another example of the confidence Twentieth Century Fox is putting into its key genre franchises. Much like they gave X-Men spinoff based on Deadpool the creative freedom to push the limits and go for an R rating (which translates to a smaller pool of theatergoers), so to are they giving the second attempt at developing Hitman into a feature film franchise a chance to hold nothing back.
And your best look at that in action comes today with the final global Hitman: Agent 47 trailer. And this one, the red band one fans of the violent stealth-action game series have been waiting for, not only ups the ante on John Wick style kill-shots, but it opens up revealing some key details about the supporting cast and who's on whose side.
What we thought we knew about Zachary Quinto's "John Smith" and Hannah Ware's mysterious Katia van Dees character may not be as it seems. In this film, Homeland's Rupert Friend plays the bio-engineered super assassin codenamed (and barcoded) as 47 learns that he must take down a clandestine corporation aiming to develop an army of killers just like him, and the key to everything is a young woman who connects it all together.
BOOM! Studios developed the official movie tie-in prequel comic written by F.J. DeSanto which helps setup the key players of Hitman: Agent 47 by following 47 on his last contract before the film opens. You can check it out for free here before watching the movie later this month.
Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach off a screenplay by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. It's produced by Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, Alex Young, and Skip Woods and stars Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, and Thomas Kretschmann.
Hitman: Agent 47 opens in theaters on August 21, 2015.
Source: 20th Century Fox