Agent 47 wurde von Geburt an zu einem professionellen Auftragsmörder erzogen und ausgebildet, der für Geld jeden tötet. Seine stärksten Waffen sind seine Nerven und seine Entschlossenheit. Die Zahl 47 sind die letzten beiden Stellen eines Barcodes, der auf seinem Nacken tätowiert ist und bilden gleichzeitig seinen einzigen Namen. Der Jäger wird zum Gejagten, als er plötzlich in politische Verwicklungen hineingezogen wird. Interpol und das russische Militär verfolgen ihn quer durch Osteuropa, während er versucht, herauszufinden wer ihn auffliegen liess und warum man versucht, ihn aus dem Spiel zu nehmen. Aber die grösste Bedrohungen für das Überleben von 47 sind sein plötzlich erwachtes Gewissen und die unbekannten Gefühle, die von einer schönen und geschädigten Frau geweckt werden...
Deadline berichtet über das Sequel... 20th Century Fox has Spanish helmer Daniel Benmayor in the crosshairs to direct Hitman 2. Will original star Timothy Olyphant return? That is unclear at this point, but Benmayor will make his Hollywood debut on the sequel to the film based on the Eidos videogame about a master assassin. Fox is planning a fall production start.
Benmayor, the Barcelona-born NYU grad created a following shooting Spanish commercials for Sony PlayStation, Renault, Mercedes, Heineken and Samsung. His feature debut come on the Spanish language action film Paintball, in which adrenaline junkies get dropped in a dense forest for a paintball match, and find that someone is using real ammo. Benmayor just wrapped Bruc, about a 19th Century Catalan drummer boy who helps gives Napoleon’s army its first taste of defeat. Studio Canal releases the film in the fall. The director was signed by Verve, which is making the Hitman 2 deal.
The original Hitman grossed $100 million worldwide on a $30 million budget. Adrian Askarieh, Alex Young and Chuck Gordon are producing, and Daniel Alter is exec producer. Daniel Casey has written the most recent draft, which Kyle Ward was originally hired to write. The sequel includes elements from the vidgame Hitman 5. Agent 47, is a beaten man and must build himself back psychologically and physically to reclaim his mantle as world’s most feared assassin.
I'm told there is an option on Olyphant, but it's unclear if he will shave his head and return as the killer. Hard to imagine the studio is going to do better than the understated performer, who is building momentum playing the trigger-happy lawman Raylan Givens in Justified, the FX series based on the Elmore Leonard novellas.
Collider sprach kürzlich mit den Produzenten Adrian Askarieh und Daniel Alter...
[...] Hitman 2 - they say they just got the script and they’re turning it into the studio next week. I ask how does it differ from the first movie. Adrian Askarieh says it’s "far more action packed and it takes place in America." Daniel Alter says "it’s more of a genre film". Adrian Askarieh says they hope to be in front of the cameras in early spring or summer. Kyle Ward wrote the script [..]
CS! sprach mit Timothy Olyphant über die Fortsetzung... There's been talk lately of 20th Century Fox doing a sequel to their hit action movie Hitman, but as they work on figuring out a script, ComingSoon.net caught up with the movie's lead actor Timothy Olyphant at the junket for David Twohy's A Perfect Getaway and asked whether we might see him returning as Agent 47 in the proposed Hitman 2.
"It's not on my schedule," he said diplomatically. "If they want me to do another one, I supposed they could have me, yes," he suggested when asked whether he signed on to do more than one movie. "The things that I've got in front of me right now I'm really excited about the television show. What I can tell you about 'Hitman' is that I'm thrilled that it was as successful as it was and it was a really nice opportunity and I appreciate that opportunity." [...]
IESB berichtet über die Fortsetzung...
[...] confirmed that 20th Century Fox has hired writer Kyle Ward to pen the script for the sequel to Hitman!
The original Hitman movie was a bona fide hit released in 2007 with an estimated gross of 100 million dollars in worldwide box office receipts not including DVD sales and television broadcast rights. The film starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 and launched Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace) to stardom.
Adrian Askarieh, Daniel Alter and Chuck Gordon will return as producers.
Ward is one of Hollywood's hottest, young writers. He wrote Kane and Lynch currently set up over at Lionsgate starring Bruce Willis with a potential start date of later this year. He also penned Fiasco Heights for Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes over at Universal.
In addition to the movie, the Hitman video games (Volumes 1-4) have sold millions upon millions of copies worldwide. We are told to expect Hitman 5 by the end of 2010 and that it will take Agent 47 in a whole new direction. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es eine Kritik zu US-DVD "Hitman: Unrated" (Special Edition)... [...] The new cut of the film offers up a bit more in terms of character development, but mostly it adds quite a bit more flow and pace to the story. [...]
Heute startet "Hitman - Jeder stirbt alleine" in den deutschen Kinos...
Bei JoBlo.com gibt es eine Kritik von Arrow in the Head... [...] There’s a solid movie somewhere in HITMAN. It popped its head out now and again via a tantalizing initial premise, a gripping lead, potent atmosphere/style and stand-out gun fights. Alas, the convoluted narrative, the dumb-dumb way it was communicated and the major plot holes here and there made sure to keep that great movie to so-so level. But hey, I still got some cheap thrills out of it! And that always counts for something in my book. Action junkies should give it a shot on DVD (specially if you enjoy 80's action), it’s worth a look. And I for one am hoping for a sequel, they could hopefully nail it 100% next time! The potential for a badass new action franchise is there! [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Capone... [...] HITMAN is a slick, rousing, and exceedingly violent work (all good things) that looses its steam thanks to a meandering, overly complicated screenplay. But if bombs, bullets, and boobs are on your agenda for the holidays, you could do worse. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es eine recht positive Kritik (4/5)... Und bei AICN gibt es eine recht negative Kritik von Massawyrm... [...] This is written to entertain your average 13 year old, but has a rating that will insure they have to pay for Enchanted first before they sneak into this.
Although if this film has one saving grace, it is that it is not only rated R, but VERY rated R. There's plenty of blood, a few halfway decent kills and a hot Russian prostitute that keeps getting butt ass naked every few minutes while trying to fuck Timothy Olyphant. But without anything else going on, this seems to portray the very worst of the stereotypical, smutty, cheap thrills action movie. [...]
Remember how base, simple and brainless xXx was? But remember how they pulled it off because it was over the top, funny and never for one moment took itself too seriously? Well, this felt like the emo little brother of that movie - the one that wanted so bad to be its big brother, but took itself WAY too fucking seriously on the path to doing it. This movie never tries to be a dumb, fun action movie. It genuinely thinks it's a cool, sleek action extravaganza. Instead, it's just another retread of the ground Ecks Vs Sever covered several years ago. [...]
Bei Latino Review gibt es ein Interview mit den Produzenten Adrian Askarieh und Daniel Alter... Und DenverPost.com sprach mit Robert Knepper, u.a. über seine Rolle in "Hitman"... [...] Hence "Hitman," based on the popular video game "Hitman," in which he plays a Russian bureaucrat named Yuri, with Timothy Olyphant as the hitman and Dougray Scott as the Interpol cop trying to catch him.
"My guy used to be KGB," Knepper says. "Now he's head of the FSB. You think he's just a guy going after the hitman too, but the plot has all these twists and turns. There's a lot of corruption going on."
How's his Russian accent? So-so, Knepper concedes, but he's not worried.
"If I lose 2 million Russians who will say, 'He's not Russian,"' he says, "I'll get 98 million others who will say, 'He's Russian enough for me.' People tell me I have a Russian look. On the plane back from Stockholm yesterday, the flight attendants came up to me and spoke Swedish." [...]
Bei IESB gibt es "Hitman Origins" Episode 1 & 2, darin wird die Vorgeschichte von Agent 47 im "comic book style" erzählt...
CS! sprach mit Timothy Olyphant, u.a. über den Nachdreh und mögliche Sequels... CS: [...] What were the re-shoots about?
Timothy Olyphant: Yeah, we did this kick-ass little action sequence in there, a couple little touch-up's and stuff, and little bits and little inserts. It's lovely to have that luxury. And then we had this action sequence that we sort of added. [...] CS: Is this a character that could be turned into a franchise?
Olyphant: I don't know what the studio's - you'd have to ask them. These days, it seems like everything is intended to be. If it's successful, there's going to be another one. It's hard to find a movie these days that doesn't have a franchise potential. Someone was telling me "The Game Plan" sequel. I was like, "Really? It's a franchise? I didn't see that." But it did great, so why the f*ck not. I don't know. CS: Are you signed for multiples?
Olyphant: Yes. CS: Does this film end with a cliffhanger?
Olyphant: There's certainly a reach of possibility, but we're getting ahead of ourselves. CS: You're not dead in the end?
Olyphant: There's plenty of guys with bald heads and tattoos on the back; I'm sure they could make Agent 48. [...]
Bei IESB gibt es neben ein paar neuen Bildern auch ein paar interessante Infos zur Entstehung des Films...
Bei CS! kann man einen Blick auf ein neues Poster und Szenenbilder werfen...
Jesper Kyd Hitman - Blood Money
Original Game Soundtrack
Erscheinungstermin: 30. Mai 2006
16 Titel: u.a. Apocalypse; Secret Invasion; 47 Attacks
"Hitman" Videospiele !!!
Am 26. Mai 2006 erschien ""Hitman 4 - Blood Money" für Windows-PC, PS2,
XBox 360 und XBox...
Hitman gerät zwischen die Fronten eines blutigen Konkurrenzkampfes, nachdem eine neue Agentur die Bildfläche betreten hat. Hitman´s eigene Auftragsagentur, die ICA, verliert in kurzer Zeit einen Agenten nach dem anderen. Offensichtlich wurden die Kollegen von Agent 47 systematisch eliminiert. Trotzdem: Für 47 gilt die Devise "Business as usual" - bis er plötzlich den Kontakt zur Agentur verliert. Er vermutet, dass er die nächste Zielperson sein soll. Er reist nach Amerika, um sich für einen "Hit" vorzubereiten...