Hitman: Agent 47

For some reason, videogame adaptations have failed to achieve any degree of crossover success (multi-platforming across the screen and possibly into the literary sphere) that might have been expected.

click to enlarge Rupert Friend in 'Hitman: Agent 47'
Rupert Friend in 'Hitman: Agent 47'

For some reason, videogame adaptations have failed to achieve any degree of crossover success (multi-platforming across the screen and possibly into the literary sphere) that might have been expected. Case in point, Hitman: Agent 47 marks the second attempt to capitalize on the story of a lone cloned assassin (Rupert Friend follows in the footsteps of Timothy Olyphant) taking on armies of lesser killers in a lifeless world. This time, Agent 47 teams up with a mysterious woman (Hannah Ware) who has ties to the organization that created him and seeks to produce a next and far more lethal generation of killing machines. Will gaming (and non-gaming) audiences ever pay to not play? (Opens wide Friday) (R) Not screened in time for review

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