Aleksander Bach directs the forthcoming 'Hitman' re-make, out this Summer.
Agent 47 returns in a glossy re-boot of 2007 movie 'Hitman', with first time director Aleksander Bach at the helm and 'Homeland' star Rupert Friend taking over as the shaven-headed assassin intent on uncovering the mysteries of his past.
Rupert Friend is looking mean in 'Hitman: Agent 47'
From the producers of the original film, 'Hitman: Agent 47' is another high-octane action thriller with plenty of rapid fire gun fights, massive explosions, kooky gadgets and infeasible escapes, and while it is marketed as a re-make in the literal sense, there appears to be little in the way of re-hashed material from the original movie, which is just as well given the poor ratings following its release. After its first appearance at San Diego's Comic-Con last year, the first trailer has finally been unveiled to the public.
He is nameless, he is faceless, and he is utterly deadly. A secret government funded intuitive to create a super-soldier assassin resulted in the creation of the Agents. One of these, is Agent 47 (Rupert Friend), and he is on a mission to find and kill the man who created him. When 47 discovers the man's daughter (Hannah Ware), she becomes his new target, and he hunts mercilessly for her. With numerous weapons and the ability to disguise himself and blend in anywhere, Agent 47 is the most dangerous man on the planet.
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Scroll for a first look at the new Hitman: Agent 47 movie
Adapted from the hugely popular video game, Hitman: Agent 47 has the dangerous task of maneuvering between mediums – something many videogame to movie transitions have failed to do. But hype is big for Aleksander Bach’s is big, especially now two stills have been released.
Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47
The Hitman series follows a genetically-engineered assassin created from the DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. He is known only by the last two digits printed under the iconic barcode on the back of his bald head: 640509-040147.
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Homeland co-creator Alex Gansa has described the hurt he felt when the series did not receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. But with a new trailer showing Carrie Mathison and Saul Berenson back in the field, will the upcoming fourth series prove to be an improvement on the third which failed to impress critics or award panels?
Homeland, when it was first on our screen in 2011, became an instant hit. But after its third season, the reviews were becoming more mixed and less reliably in favour of the Showtime series. The nominations and awards followed suit and this year Homeland wasn't even nominated for Outstanding Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys.
The heavy prison drama hits cinemas tonight
“Starred Up” is prison slang for a young offender so violent and uncontrollable that he makes the step up to adult prison early. That’s Eric Love – played by Jack O’Connell. Things look bleak for Love; a life behind bars beckons for the psychologically damaged 19-year old. Until, that is, the prison’s therapist becomes determined to rehabilitate him, aided by Neville, Eric’s father.
Jack O'Connell stars in 'Starred Up'
For U.K cinemagoers, this violent and brilliantly written thriller offers up the best viewing this weekend. Hitting cinemas tonight, ‘Starred Up’s’ main contender is Svengali, another – albeit very stylistically very different - British film.
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