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HITMAN: AGENT 47 Image Gives Us a Side-by-Side Comparison of Actor and Game

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 8:37 am by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The Hitman video game franchise kicked off in 2000 with the release of Hitman: Codename 47, and while the game series has enjoyed success over the subsequent five other installments, Hollywood has also taken a stab at transporting the character over to the silver screen.  The Timothy Olyphant-fronted 2007 feature film iteration was a modest success, but now Hitman is getting rebooted in the form of director Aleksander Bach’s upcoming actioner Hitman: Agent 47.  This time around, Homeland actor Rupert Friend assumes the role of the titular bald assassin, and now you can check out a new side-by-side Hitman: Agent 47 image that compares Friend’s physical transformation with the in-game character. I’m sure showing a characters likeness is important, but I would think they would want to show off the film, and not just how much a bald dude looks like a video game bald dude. The film opens in theaters on February 27, 2015.

 

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Here’s the official synopsis for Hitman: Agent 47:

Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, “Hitman: Agent 47” is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits – 47 – of a barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.

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