I know I might be in the minority here, but I actually enjoyed Timothy Olyphant’s take on Hitman a few years back.

Which is why I was automatically suspicious when the computer-game-turned-big-screen-offering became the latest in a seemingly neverending list of titles to get the ‘reboot’ treatment.

This first trailer doesn’t really change my enthusiasm levels for the film – but it equally doesn’t infuriate me.

Homeland star Rupert Friend becomes the bald killing machine this time around, supported by the likes of Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, with Aleksander Bach in the director’s chair.

Here’s the trailer for the film, set for release in August.

About The Author

Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle