Second Look: Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 in Hitman
Although the new Hitman poster itself looks pretty good, another new "first look" photo of Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 has been revealed today courtesy of USA Today. I don't know how Fox is pulling this off, but their artwork and photos for Hitman have always looked incredible. I love the colors and the layout and everything, and this one tops it off as being the best one yet. Take a look!
In the article, Olyphant commented on how well known video games have become and is shocked to hear people recognize him as Agent 47 in the real world. He's also concerned that his character will turn out to be the one everyone is familiar with in the game yet still recognizes that in Hollywood movies and video games are separate.
"I know people want you to be true to the game, but no one really wants to go pay for a movie to watch a video game," he says. "And, look, it's a movie. You've got to have the girl in it. I just hope the fans feel I'm the character they're used to."
The newest plot description, which follows below, for Hitman sounds a lot like The Bourne Identity, a lot.
Agent 47 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.