“Hitman: Agent 47” is based on the top-selling and award-winning videogame franchise “Agent 47”. Directed by Aleksander Bach, the movie centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits 47 on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.
He is the culmination of decades of research and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47′s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
The movie was to be starred in by the late Paul Walker until his untimely death came in 2013 and Rupert Friend was eventually chosen for the lead role. Also starring in “Hitman: Agent 47” are Zachary Quinto known for his role in “Star Trek,” Hannah Ware (“Betrayal), Ciaran Hinds (“Game of Thrones”), Thomas Kretschmann (“Avengers: Age of Ultron”) and Emilio Rivera (“Sons of Anarchy”).
“Hitman: Agent 47” explodes in cinemas this August 27 nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.