A teaser poster for the videogame-to-movie “Hitman” has arrived online (thumbnail to your left, bigger version below), and it doesn’t look half bad. It stars Timothy Olyphant as a mysterious agent who goes around killing people. Or something like that. From what I recall of the game, you basically got a bunch of assignments that you had to carry out, but the game was way too hard for me, and I never really figured out what the game’s storyline was about. But according to the trailers (see it here) that came out a while ago, it seems to be some major conspiracy/prophecy thing going on.
Agent 47 (Olyphant) has been educated to become a professional assassin for hire, whose most powerful weapons are his nerve and a resolute pride in his work. 47 is both the last two digits of the barcode tattooed on the nape of his neck, and his only name.
The hunter becomes the hunted when 47 gets caught up in a political takeover. Both Interpol and the Russian military chase the hitman across Eastern Europe as he tries to find out who set him up and why they’re trying to take him out of the game. But the greatest threat to 47′s survival may be the stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a beautiful, damaged girl…
Starring Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, and directed by Xavier Gens.
The bulletst fly October 12th, 2007.