Hitman: Agent 47 is a 2015 action thriller film directed by Aleksander Bach (in his directorial debut) and written by Skip Woods (who also wrote the original 2007 Hitman film) and Michael Finch. It is based on the Hitman video game series, developed by IO Interactive, and its main character, a mysterious assassin known only as Agent 47.
The film, starring Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann and Angelababy, was theatrically released on August 21, 2015. It received negative reviews from critics, who lamented the script, performances, score and visual effects, and grossed $82 million worldwide against its $35 million budget.
47 is an "Agent"; a genetically-enhanced supersoldier created by Dr. Petr Litvenko, a skilled Ukrainian geneticist. Litvenko, unable to bear the guilt of his creation, abandoned the Agent project. 47 works as a hitman for the ICA (International Contracts Agency) and has spent the last few years tracking down Litvenko's daughter, Katia; he gets a lead from mercenaries led by Delriego, who have been trying to find Litvenko in order to recreate the Agent program for their own means.
Agent 47 (also known as "The Hitman", or simply by his birth name "47", as well as many aliases) is the main protagonist of the Hitman series. He is a professional hitman and was the former top agent for the International Contract Agency, until he exposed agency information to the public, ending them permanently. After exposing the ICA and destroying Providence, both 47 and Diana went Freelance and now operate a murder-for-hire service by themselves with no ties to the ICA. His genetically engineered mind and body cause him to be considered the greatest assassin in the world.
For a year or two, 47 attempted to leave his life as a hitman behind, instead finding faith in a Catholic Church on the Sicilian countryside and working as a humble gardener. 47 had garnered mythical status in the global criminal underworld for his exploits, though most of them assumed he was dead. However, 47 was tracked down by Sergei Zavorotko (a major arms dealer, in possession of WMDs, and 47's "uncle") along with a Mystery Man from the United States. Around the same time, 47's pastor Fr. Emilio Vittorio was kidnapped by mafia don Giuseppe Guillani.
Vittorio then thanked 47 for rescuing him, and asked him to not lose hope and try to get back on the right path. Vittorio reluctantly let 47 leave his church, and gave him a rosary. However, 47 had taken away from the experience that his only purpose in life was to be an assassin, that he and his loved ones would never be safe, and that he must remain a hitman to provide for and protect himself. 47 left the rosary beads hanging on a wooden gate of the church, later to return to the ICA. However, 47 remained in contact with Vittorio as of Hitman: Enemy Within and entrusted Sister Mary with Victoria in Hitman: Absolution, suggesting he did not abandon his faith altogether.
Knowing this, it can be determined that 47 does his work as a hitman for more than just money, but for purpose in life. This is further demonstrated when he did not retrieve the ten million dollar ransom suitcase Blake Dexter had when he eliminated him, but instead let Victoria dump the money on Dexter's body and fly off into the breeze. It is stated that he has to work as a hitman, since trying to live a "normal" life will endanger those around him, such as what happened in the second game to Father Vittorio, showing he does show concern to other human beings.
Assassin 2015 is a plot-driven 3D first-person shooter focusing on combat rather than exploration. Opening the wrong door or going the wrong way will usually result in the player character's death, as he will encounter a horde of guards or drones. The player listens to the instructions of Jett Jones, the protagonist's only outside support, and follows her directives. The gameplay is mostly linear and involves traversing corridors and rooms and shooting the enemies within. However, the game features some other scenes, such as running away from a giant robot and an elevator shootout.
Hitman: Agent 47 is the 2015 feature film adaptation of the popular videogame series Hitman. Rupert Friend stars as Agent 47, an operative who must find the daughter of the man who is responsible for the creation of "The Agent Program", which is also responsible for his own creation, as well as many other genetically modified humans dubbed "Agents", who are bred to be the perfect assassins. The film is not connected to Hitman (2007), the first Hitman film adaptation that starred Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47.
The Syndicate operatives have Glock 17 in chest holsters as their sidearms; Smith takes one for himself off a dead operative after 47 disarms him of his Jericho 941 RPL during his second melee battle with the latter. A Glock 17 is also seen in the hands of a freelance hitman that tries to take out 47 in a Singapore hotel room, but he never has a chance to fire it as 47 takes off the slide.
More importantly, the actual scenes of action and violence are relatively solid. The film offers a variety of action beats, including car chases, shoot outs, and fights, and most of them are edited with relative clarity (the hand-to-hand brawls leave a bit to be desired). When people were dying in well-choreographed and/or amusing ways, or when characters are (I presume) using "stealth mode," I was entertained. I must admit that said component is probably of chief importance for anyone plunking down $10 to see a movie called Hitman: Agent 47. And since the film only runs around 90 minutes, a decent chunk of the movie is indeed given over to the action sequences. I cannot defend the film on an artistic level, but I won't pretend that there are not surface-level pleasures. And it really spits on the fans right at the end, after an admittedly decent action finale, with a nonsensical cliffhanger that promises resolution in a sequel that we probably will never see in the first place. Such is the sad state of franchise-building in 2015. Here's an idea, how about you give us at least one complete movie before ending on a cliffhanger, okay?
Hitman 2015 will also present players with a living world that constantly evolves via online updates. Instead of offering Paid DLC, Expansion Packs or Season Passes, Hitman 6 will only cost $60 and all additional Downloadable Content will be free!
In this epoch of Doom-clone fanaticism, whenever a new first-person shooting game enters the market, we pose the same question: Is there life after Quake? Although some players might be held by the plot-driven action of Inscape's Assassin 2015, the game's performance as a first-person shooter doesn't hold a candle to id's new powerhouse that has taken the nation by storm.
Assassin 2015 is a Windows 95-based, first-person shooter game (uh-oh) with some hints of adventure elements. You play Jack Butcher, a renegade marine who has gone underground and is caught up in a milieu of inner-government intrigue. Big-time corporate conglomerates that have been supplying the government with mechanized troops are perfecting a droid called the Genocide 350 which is going to help them overthrow the nation. The realization of this robotic murderer relies on an indispensable scientist, Dr. Jacques Arnoud; being the “assassin” that you are, you promptly snipe this guy (in the intro cut-sequence). Your identity is quickly discovered and you find yourself a prisoner within MicroKomm headquarters.
This is a one shot that takes place in the movie, Hitman: Agent 47 (2015). The scene where Katia asked 47 if he thinks he is human. If it's possible to suppress love and fear, believing that people change and more than what they're born with. My AU take on the scene we get a glimpse of 47's human side instead of writers making Katia the Mary Sue of the film.
This new Hitman was first announced by IO Interactive in January of 2014 but had its first official trailer unveiled at E3 2015 in June. The game was originally slated to be both produced and developed by Square Enix and Square Enix Montreal but the publisher eventually decided to allow IO Interactive to take the reigns, despite the fact that the development company was having some financial problems. In fact, in order to get the project back, the company needed to ditch all its other projects.
The London Film Festival will be screening The Assassin this autumn and Wong Kar Wai, Artistic Director for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's China: Through The Looking Glass, chose a clip from Hou Hsiao-hsien's Flowers Of Shanghai to include in the exhibition that runs now through September 7, 2015. 041b061a72