There?s no word on whether we?ll be seeing the next Hitman game from either Square-Enix or Eidos soon, but the good thing is the next movie adaptation of the franchise is already in the works. 20th Century Fox is already working on a film reboot titled: Hitman: Agent 47, and the company recently released a few images of the movie, which shows the legendary barcode battler himself, Agent .47.
This time, Rupert Friend (Homeland) will take the place of the deceased Paul Walker, in being the genetically engineered assassin. Fox announced ?the project back in February 2013, that Hitman: Agent 47 is going to be reboot from?the original film that was released back in 2007, which starred Timothy Olyphant as .47.
The plot will follow .47 as he helps a woman to find out who she really is, while having to battle the Syndicate and try to rescue her father in the process.
Fox debuted the first footage of the film in the recent Comic-Con event and according to SlashFilm Report, the footage showed an emphasis on action. Sequences like escape from an interrogation room and a high-octane car chase, were revealed. Some of the key cast of the film were there, aside from Friend.
Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, a first-time film director, and he?ll be working with Dan Bakkedahl, Ciaran Hinds, and Thomas Krestschmann. Fox announced last month, that the movie will probably hit theaters this coming February 27 next year.
Unfortunately, the footage wasn?t made available for public (or at least, not for the entire internet to see just yet), but we can make do with what we?ve got with the following screenshots.
IO Interactive, the studio behind the franchise, is also working on a concept art, which they have announced back in May, but like what we?ve mentioned, any concrete detail about the game is still to be taken as a grain of salt.