First Trailer for 'Hitman: Agent 47' is Full of Crazy Action & Cliches

February 11, 2015
Source: Apple

Hitman: Agent 47

"He's an engineered human being. Strong. Faster. And more intelligent than normal people." Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie. You should be picturing this first trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the latest attempt to bring the popular video game franchise to the big screen. This time, Rupert Friend plays the title assassin who starts to learn about his origins in the middle of a bunch of explosions and crazy action. This just looks like cookie-cutter silliness, but enough so that it might be fun. However, the script just sounds awful even from the little dialogue in the film, with one egregious theft form Watchmen.

Here's the first trailer for Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47, originally from Apple:

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (The A-Team) and Michael Finch (Predators). Agent 47 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. Zachary Quinto also stars in the film which 20th Century Fox releases late this summer on August 28th. Well?

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Reader Feedback - 40 Comments


VOD? People will cry for the Olyphant version to return.

Armitall on Feb 11, 2015


The script is what you might expect for a film like this but visually I found this trailer nothing short of stellar.

Jon Odishaw on Feb 11, 2015


The CGI looks awesome!

capitandelespacio on Feb 11, 2015


That poster is so awesome! 😀

Tuomas Lassila on Feb 11, 2015


The problem with action movies today summed up in one over the top CGI explosive nonsense trailer. This simply looks awful and I don't even know who in their right minds at Fox thought bringing Skip Woods back was a good idea. It looks better than the first one though but that isn't even saying much. How many more franchises is Fox going to ruin!? They have destroyed the Die Hard movies, sunk Taken to a new low, destroyed Dragonball with one single movie, destroyed the X-Men movies twice with X3 and Wolverine Origins and they killed Max Payne.

Jordan Odinson on Feb 11, 2015


skip woods is one of the worst writers around today.

Ryan on Feb 11, 2015



ari smulders on Feb 11, 2015


Needs more exposition. I was confused on how the movie ends.................

Brian Sleider on Feb 11, 2015


That Voodoo Child - Hendrix cover is pretty horrendous. Pretty over the top. Always thought Hitman would make a great, tense thriller like the beginning sequence in Leon - The Professional, instead of an all out action movie. I liked the games a lot and how they always marketed it on the stealth aspect and elegance of the kills. This goes against that, but that's to be expected. Cool poster. Might check it out.

NathanDewey on Feb 11, 2015


Yeah I'm going to skip this

HarryFiddleSticks on Feb 11, 2015


Yeap, nice that they again managed to take source material, and use 10% of it and fill the rest with garbage. It's like World war Z all over again.

ProjectionistHP on Feb 11, 2015


How hard is it to make a decent video game movie?

Xerxexx on Feb 11, 2015


Very hard hollywood blows Bet a porno would have made a better video game flap worthy film

redskulllives on Feb 11, 2015


Oh, stealing lines from Watchmen I see!!

Lagoya on Feb 11, 2015


"Your father started the..." aaaand I'm out!

Markus Nestele on Feb 11, 2015



SkyNet300 on Feb 12, 2015


Hmmm I know its not grade A stuff but i rather enjoyed this trailer. I know i wont pay to see this at the movies but i'll definitely give it a shot on Netflix.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 11, 2015


Helicopter crashes in a tight spaced, crowded room....everyone gets out alive. Definitely looks cheesy, think I'll wait till it hits Redbox.

Justin R on Feb 11, 2015


Yeah, it's mindless, so, will wait for something out of the movies and enjoy it in some late hours... which is appropriate time for foolishness like this ...

shiboleth on Feb 11, 2015


Video games have so much AMAZING content that could become INCREDIBLE films... but somehow Hollywood RUINS every single video game film they make! Statistically how is this even possible? Oh, yeah... because they have to put their fingerprints on it... instead of respecting the content that others created and giving it to the fans who love them:(

Ammon Anderson on Feb 11, 2015


Apparently action and good dialogue cannot coexist. This looks like a forgettable heaping, steaming pile.

RAW_D on Feb 11, 2015


I'll wait for Agent 48.

DJ Homeless Mike on Feb 11, 2015


I saw his bold backhead and didn't like it. Then I thought it's Orlando Bloom and still didn't like it. Then I recognized it's not Orlando Bloom and hated it. I think I'm gonna contact the Agency and specifically ask for agent 47 to assassinate (with the fiber wire if possible) all those who did this pure blasphemy.

nightlord on Feb 11, 2015


Woa i suddenly have the urge to go find an audi and reck the sheit out of it Anyone get that feeling too? That helicopter scene was long

redskulllives on Feb 11, 2015


Why not bring back Timothy Olyphant? I liked that first Hitman movie...

Jon Holden on Feb 11, 2015


Looks fun.

Trey Wilson on Feb 11, 2015


So why couldn't they get Statham for this? Seriously.

DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2015


statham doesn't have the fighting style that a genetically engineered hitman would. a hitman like agent 47 would have realistic fighting and use military grade close quarters combat where in statham uses more of a traditional style akin to Karate, or tae kwan do

randell on Feb 12, 2015


Well I suppose.

DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2015


You're dumb if you think Statham couldnt adapt to any fighting style he chooses and to think he couldnt do this role if he wanted to.

Rock n Rollllll on Feb 12, 2015


You guys know they are actors right?

MaqueeStalker on Feb 12, 2015


"Imagine if The Bourne Identity was a mindless action movie" .....Omg that is the dumbest thing I have read in a long time!!!!!!! You feeling okay Ethan? You realize you report on a movie site right? Lol Bourne IS a mindless action movie! Lol sooo hilarious.

SkyNet300 on Feb 12, 2015


Bourne is not a mindless action movie. the bourne movies are a liberal political statement about the consequences of violence and war. and focus on intelligence as a virtue not only that but they put aside the basic formula of mindless action movies like you say by having an incredibly low body count compared to other action movies.

randell on Feb 12, 2015


See I completely disagree. Just because it has a low body count doesn't mean it isn't mindless action fluff. And you can point to any spy/assassin movie and find messages and themes in them.

SkyNet300 on Feb 12, 2015


Timothy Olyphant refused to come back for a sequel because he said he had one of the worst experiences while filming the first film. He actually only took the role to be able to buy a house. Lol no joke!

SkyNet300 on Feb 12, 2015


I don't doubt it. I had one of the worst experiences watching it. Can't even imagine how I would have felt making it.

Radalan on Feb 15, 2015


Honestly this movie looks like cheesy fun.

SkyNet300 on Feb 12, 2015


Anyone for Max Payne reboot,, ;p

Earth on Feb 12, 2015


This looks like shit mixed with herpes.

ragethorn on Feb 12, 2015


No. Why do people want to adapt the IP and then turn into something else completely? The tone and action compared to the game are completely off. I'm not saying it should be a literal adaptation, but why even pick this IP if you want to make Underworld/the Transporter/Shoot 'em up?

Panzerknecker on Feb 16, 2015

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