Agent 47 is no normal human being. Having been born into The Agent Program with a barcode tattooed on the back of his head, he was trained up to be among the greatest hitmen in the world. With astonishing strength, infinite intelligence and the superhuman agility, he is impossible to kill - and ever harder to detain, with his incredible ability to tactically undo any situation in which he finds himself trapped (though that's not a word in this guy's vocabulary). Predictably, he is much desirable as a soldier and there's one organisation that will to everything within their power to understand the genetic engineering of Agent 47 in a bid to form an army to rival all others. Along the way he meets another agent with the same abilities, though she has no idea where she comes from and is desperate to uncover the secrets of her past.
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Aimee Mullins and Rupert Friend - A host of celebrities were snapped as they arrived to the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards which were held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 9th May 2015
Rupert Friend and Aimee Mullins - A host of fashionable stars were photographed as they attended the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Fashion Benefit Dinner in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 12th March 2015
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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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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Rising star Jack O'Connell delivers a ripping performance as a young convict with more baggage than you'd think humanly possible. And he's ably supported by Ben Mendelsohn and Rupert Friend in career-best performances. So even if the film indulges in just about every prison-movie cliche imaginable, the focus on intensely realistic characters makes it stand out from other movies.
O'Connell plays Eric, who at 19 is so violent that he has been "starred up" from his young-offenders prison to the big house. The hitch is that he's now on the same wing as Neville (Mendelsohn), the father he's never known. Eric is such a brute that the harsh governor (Sam Spruell) wants to keep him in a hole, but concerned therapist Oliver (Friend) thinks he can help Eric channel his anger in more positive directions. On the other hand, by attending therapy sessions Eric is putting himself right in the middle of his father's rival prison gang.
The demands of the plot are obvious from the start, as the film makes it clear that prison is a hopeless place where violence rules. So while director David Mackenzie (Young Adam) lets the usual vicious nastiness swirl through each scene, he also tries to keep the focus on Eric's more internal struggle against his lifetime of abuse and abandonment. This is of course far more interesting than the prison-life plot, giving O'Connell a chance to deliver a strikingly involving turn as a young guy who's outwardly terrifying but also thoughtful and intelligent.
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Prison's a scary place to be, as shown Jonathan Asser's brutal drama.
Starred Up will be released tomorrow (21st March) when Jonathan Asser's brutal new drama will be unleashed on UK audiences. The prison therapist-turned-writer lends his unique personal perspective to this gritty and unrelenting snapshot of the British prison system. Asser used to struggle with his extreme rage until he learned to master it - and discovered a skill for calming violent prisoners; a job that gave him plenty of experiences to make his first screen play as raw as possible.
Jack O'Connell Takes Centre-Stage In New British Independent Film, 'Starred Up.'
Jack O'Connell and Ben Mendelsohn are father and son, Eric and Neville, who find themselves locked up in the same prison after Eric (O'Connell) is deemed too dangerous for a Young Offenders Institution and is upgraded, or "starred up," to an adult prison two years early.
In a flamboyant, futuristic universe, Qohen Leth works as a computer hacker desperate to uncover the meaning of life. He appears to suffer from a range of conflicting phobias and his eccentricity forces him to stand out to the formidable Management who enlist him to try and crack the most fundamental formula of mankind history, the Zero Theorem. Meanwhile, he is waiting desperately for an important phone call that will reveal to him the purpose of human existence. But as he absorbs himself deeply with his own work at the dilapidated chapel he calls home, he finds himself repeatedly distracted by Management's teenager son Bob and a stunning blonde seductress named Bainsley who was specifically hired by the dictatorial authority. Qohen's sanity is frequently tested as it becomes more and more clear that the Zero Theorem is trying to tell him that all is for nothing.
'The Zero Theorem' is a vibrant sci-fi drama set in an almost Orwellian dystopian future. It has been directed by the Oscar nominated Terry Gilliam ('Twelve Monkeys', 'Brazil', 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail') and written by Pat Rushin ('No Ordinary Sun' short) in his full-length screenplay debut. It has already caused a stir having won the Future Film Festival Digital Award at the Venice Film Festival and it is set to be released in the UK on March 14th 2014.
Paul Walker's death left a void in fans' hearts, and it left some of his projects wondering what they would do without the actor. It looks like a few of them have figured out how to move on in the best way they can.
Paul Walker's death was a shock to the world and his fans, but it also left many filmmakers scrambling to figure out what to do with his roles.
Rupert Friend at the First Light Film Awards in London
While the Fast and Furious franchise is not replacing him, Walker's film Agent 47 may have hired a new actor for the role. The rumors right now are Homeland actor Rupert Friend will be replace Walker in the film, which is a follow-up to the 2007 film Hitman. The Hitman franchise is based on a video game, and Timothy Olyphant played the role in the 2007 film.
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1st October, 1981