Hitman: Agent 47 Trailer Officially Released and Hits Hard

Alas there is Zachary Quinto; here hoping that Spock can inject something good into the experience (though his character is quite unexcitingly named: John Smith). We may not be getting the espionage, cloak and dagger combat we all know and love from the Hitman video game series, but we can at the very least hope for a solid action-er. 

Quinto promises a distinguished experience though, he tells Screenrant: 

It’s eight years on since they made [the first] movie. I think technology and cinematography have evolved in a lot of ways, I think it’s very different visually. There’s a scale to this movie and a dynamic to it, there’s a sleekness to it, that I think separates it a little bit form that previous film. But again, times are different, and appetites have changed, and people have higher expectations for visual effects and special effects – and I think that’s what this movie is based in, it’s what we’re trying to pursue, at the same time as trying to be something rooted in character and the dynamics of those relationships.”

He also goes on to emphasize the relative detachment from the video game experience. He’s aware that they aren’t being particular in sticking to the spirit of the game, at least in terms of it’s combat, but believes evolutions must be made to make the transition to film succesful.

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.

Hitman: Agent 47 lands in theaters on August 28, 2014