The advertising campaign for the new movie “Hitman” is a little convoluted. I thought the game from which the movie is based was just about a hitman who goes around killing people for cash, but apparently it involves grand conspiracies, the Church, and prophecies galore. I have no idea if that’s what the games were also about, or if the movie is taking creative licenses to a new level, but everything I’ve seen of the movie looks like it could be a good action-packed thriller. It’s probably smart not to expect too much from the film beyond that. In any case, fans of Deadwood should get a kick out of seeing Seth Bullock with a barcode tattoo on the back of his bald head going around putting bullets into people.
A gun-for-hire known only as Agent 47 (Olyphant) is ensnared in a political conspiracy, which finds him pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military as he treks across Eastern Europe. hired by a group known as “The Agency” to kill targets for cash.
Hitman stars Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, and is directed by Xavier Gens.
Get dead November 21st, 2007.