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Hitman plot revealed, will it work?

Hitman.jpgThe plot is out for the Hitman film, the adaptation of the excellent videogame series from Eidos. The game features a genetically engineered assassin called Agent 47 (from the number tattooed on the back of his neck) who has broken free of his makers and has started to find a life for himself, while still carrying out contracts.

The screenplay was written by Skip Woods, who I think did a great job on Swordfish, whether you like the final screen version is up to you of course, however script wise I think they were strong. Saying that I liked Swordfish for the most part, it's good entertainment...and has a cool TVR scene.

Here's the official synposis released for Hitman through UK IGN:

The hunter becomes the hunted when 47 gets caught up in a political takeover. Both Interpol and the Russian military chase the Hitman across Eastern Europe as he tries to find out who set him up and why they're trying to take him out of the game. But the greatest threat to 47's survival may be the stirrings of his conscience and the unfamiliar emotions aroused in him by a beautiful, damaged girl

Xavier Gens directs with Timothy Olyphant in the lead role, Dougray Scott playing the man chasing him, and other names of note being Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen and Michael Offei.

I'm holding a lot of hope for this film. There's plenty of backstory and strong character development to be had from this videogame and story, so it's all in the hands of the filmmakers now. Let's hope that Woods has managed to carry the Hitman successfully to the page.





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This is a tired old plotline. Build a better killer that you can control. Lose control. Send your other killers to kill him. He kills them all instead. Throw in a girl somewhere. It's a plotline that's been used too many times. Where is the imagination in Hollywood?

Why, oh why, did they have to add a love interest in this? Does there have to be one in EVERY SINGLE MOVIE??

"and has a cool TVR scene" Agreed. I had to research that car because I'd never seen one before!

I think this has potential.

I agree, it is a rubbish blurb. I'm just hoping the story fleshes out a bit better.

Love interests shows human weakness and something we can all identify with, as well as attracting a female audience...well that's some of the idea behind it. I often think this is a lazy fallback.

I'm still hopeful though.

Marina - did you buy one? ;)

Hey Rich, why not open a feature on action films where a female love interest isnt necessary? :P

I think probably because I don't think it's ever been needed! Can you think of a single time?

There goes my suggestion! LOL

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