The late summer is not particularly well-known as a time to catch quality flicks. Might Hitman: Agent 47 be an exception to that rule? It’s highly doubtful, but still, there remains a chance, however slim, that this might be something you’ll enjoy. Let’s test that, shall we? Below is the final trailer for the new film based on the long-running IO Interactive video game series, and it promises some pretty brutal looking action. Good thing, because that’s pretty much what the video game promises and delivers with every chapter. But will Agent 47 be any good on a creative or narrative level? Who can say? It sure looks awesome though.
Courtesy of the 20th Century Fox YouTube page… Well, you know what.
Looks promising, but we’d probably be more enthusiastic if this didn’t come from the guy that penned the awful Timothy Olyphant-starring Hitman from 2007. Yep. Skip Wood of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and A Goody Day to Die Hard fame also wrote this edition of Hitman, which depsite a stellar cast that includes Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, and Thomas Kretschmann will have to show some serious creativity if it wants to wash away the stink from ’07 Hitman. I guess we’ll see if Aleksander Bach – making his feature directorial debut – can deliver where Xavier Gens (The Divide) could not.
Hitman: Agent 47 will be in theaters everywhere on August 21.