Showcasing an impressive amount of action in its two-and-a-half-minute promo, the new ‘Global’ trailer for the upcoming Hitman: Agent 47 has arrived.

I must admit, I actually liked the Timothy Olyphant flick back in the day, but here’s another ‘reboot’, this time with Rupert Friend as the iconic video game character.

Here’s the official synopsis:

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto and Thomas Kretschmann are also in the cast, while Aleksander Bach is in the director’s chair.

Hitman: Agent 47 lands in UK cinemas on August 27.

 

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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 two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.