Hitman is a 2007 French-American-British action–thriller film directed by Xavier Gens and based on the video game series of the same name. The story revolves around Agent 47, a professional hitman, who was engineered to be an assassin by the group known as “The Organization”.
He becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy and finds himself pursued by both Interpol and Russian intelligence. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott and was released on November 21, 2007, in the United States, November 30, 2007, in the United Kingdom and December 26, 2007, in France. Though critically not well-received, it was a financial success, grossing $99 million against a $24 million budget.
Though critically not well-received, it was a financial success, grossing $99 million against a $24 million budget.
A sequel was cancelled during the production, but it was followed by a reboot titled Hitman: Agent 47 starring Rupert Friend as Agent 47, released on August 21, 2015.
Hitman is a movie adapted from a famous action video game. The story is about agent 47 (played by Timothy Olyphant) who has trained and educated to become a professional assassin for hire. His name is only ’47’ which is the last two digit of the barcode tattooed on the nape of his neck. When political takeover occurred, 47 becomes a scapegoat and hunted by and the Russian military. They chase down the Hitman across Eastern Europe. On the run, 47 has to find out who set him up and why.
Director: Xavier Gens
Writer: Skip Woods
Cast: Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen, Michael