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First Look: Rupert Friend is Double Armed & Dangerous in 'Agent 47'

25 July 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Later today we'll get to see some footage from 20th Century Fox's franchise sequel Hitman: Agent 47 during the studio's Comic-Con panel in Hall H. This time it's not Timothy Olyphant in the role, but rather Rupert Friend as the bald, genetically engineered assassin from the video game series of the same name. There are no story details just yet, but we do have some first look photos of Friend in action with co-star Hannah Ware as Katia van Dees. But as of now, no sign of Zachary Quinto in the film. We're not excited about the film yet, especially with a February 2015 release, but maybe some good footage can convince us. Here's the first look photos from Aleksander Bach's Hitman: Agent 47 from 20th Century Fox: Hitman: Agent 47 is directed by Aleksander Bach, making his feature directorial debut with a script from Kyle Ward »

- Ethan Anderton

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Rupert Friend Takes Aim In Hitman: Agent 47 Images

25 July 2014 5:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Video game adaptations are notoriously tricky to make – and as a result of that, they’re often quite bad. There have been a few decent entries in the action subgenre (Resident Evil comes to mind), but typically, the films are marred by subpar acting and ludicrous plotting. 2007′s Hitman, which starred Timothy Olyphant as the titular assassin, wasn’t one of the worst video game movies, to be sure, but it suffered from an overly convoluted story. It also seems like an unlikely title to make a sequel to – and yet here we are today, with Hitman: Agent 47 on the way from 20th Century Fox.

Whether the studio had good reason to revisit the stealth video game series or not remains to be seen. But early signs for Agent 47 are promising. The flick stars Rupert Friend (Showtime’s Homeland) in the title role and finds Hannah Ware (Starz’s Boss, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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New Photos from 'Hitman: Agent 47'

24 July 2014 7:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

20th Century Fox has released the first two official photos from "Hitman: Agent 47" starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Dan Bakkedahl, Ciaran Hinds.

The film is directed by Aleksander Bach from a screenplay written by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods, and Michael Finch.

A genetically-engineered assassin created from the recombinant DNA of five of the world's most dangerous criminals. The fact that the DNA came from multiple ethnicities allows 47 to blend in to a certain degree in most places in the world, or at least not look immediately suspicious and out-of-place. His name comes from the last two digits of a bar code on the back of his head – 640509-040147. He is a tall, bald, blue-eyed, no-nonsense individual and usually wears a suit with black leather gloves and a red tie and is known to disguise himself. Engineered from conception to be the perfect killer, 47's strength, speed, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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The first two official stills from the Hitman reboot Agent 47

24 July 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The first official stills from Agent 47 have been released courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox. The film adaptation of the Square Enix video game series is a reboot of the Timothy Olyphant starring 2007 film Hitman. Agent 47 is being helmed by first-time director Aleksander Bach from a script by Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (Sabotage, A Good Day To Die Hard), and Michael Finch (Predators). I caught Hitman on TV and thought it was a loud insufferable mess with some of the worst »

- Graham McMorrow

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Full Length Trailer for Pierce Brosnan's Upcoming Spy Thriller The November Man

24 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from his bestselling series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Code named 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Directed by »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Deus Ex Writer Announced for Movie Adaptation

23 July 2014 8:52 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

CBS has asked 2010s Predators screenwriter, Michael Finch, to write the movie adaptation of Deus Ex, a Square Enix game.

Based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution, this film will focus on ex-Swat member, Adam Jensen, who undergoes robotic augmentation in an attempt to get to the bottom of a global conspiracy.

Writers Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who worked on the script previously, are now heading up the script for Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Michael also worked on Hitman: Agent 47 and currently working on Theorem.

Deus Ex is set to release Feb. 27, 2015.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (Mike Petty)

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First Official Look At Rupert Friend As Hitman: Agent 47

23 July 2014 6:30 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Hitman: Agent 47 is the second feature film based on the popular video game series. The first film, which opened in 2007 starred Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott. It made $100M at the worldwide box office against a meager $24M budget. The new film, is being directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Michael Finch, Kyle Ward and Skip Woods. It stars Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware and Thomas Kretschmann. Of note: Friend replaced Paul Walker in lead after the Fast & Furious actor died in a car accident. "The story is focused a young woman named Katia van Dees who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. They both discover that Katia is a genetically engineered assassin just like 47. Together, they fight the Syndicate to find Katia's father." »

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Roger Donaldson’s The November Man Trailer Arrives – Stars Pierce Brosnan

23 July 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Relativity Studios has just released the new trailer for the upcoming movie, The November Man. The new espionage thriller stars Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey and Olga Kurylenko and is directed by Roger Donaldson.

Code named ‘The November Man’; Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred.

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger’s novel “There are No Spies” from the bestselling November Man book series, The November Man »

- Michelle McCue

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Predators Screenwriter to Write Deus Ex Film

23 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

CBS Films has hired Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to write the screenplay for their big screen adaptation of the hit cyberpunk video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The first script was written by Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill. Derrickson was supposed to direct the movie as well, but dropped out after Marvel hired him to direct Doctor Strange

Square Enix introduced the game in 2000, and the story is set in the near future, when dramatic advances in human augmentation have triggered a technological renaissance. The protagonist, an ex-swat security specialist named Adam Jensen, must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Predators was an ok film with a mediocre script, but maybe Finch will be the right fit for this. The video game has a great story concept, and it has a lot of potential to make a very cool movie. I wonder who they'll bring in to replace Derrickson. »

- Joey Paur

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Watch: Pierce Brosnan is Tough in Full 'The November Man' Trailer

23 July 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You know we use to call you? The November Man. Because after you passed through, nothing lived." After being James Bond for four films, Pierce Brosnan is back in action mode in The November Man. We've already seen a teaser trailer for the film, and now the theatrical trailer shows off even more of the action thriller. While the plot seems generic, there's still something about this that seems appealing. Maybe it's just having Brosnan in this kind of role again at an older age, not unlike Liam Neeson. The supporting characters leave something to be desired, but that doesn't seem like it's ruining anything all that much. Watch below! Here's the full trailer for Roger Donaldson's The November Man, originally from Apple: The November Man is directed by Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job, Thirteen Days) and written by Michael Finch (Predators) and Karl Gajdusek (Oblivion), based on a »

- Ethan Anderton

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Deus Ex movie: new writer in, director out

22 July 2014 10:53 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Predators writer Michael Finch joins the Deus Ex movie, as Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson drops out...

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There has been a couple of signifcant changes in personnel for the still-in-development movie of the Deus Ex videogame series.

Firstly, Michael Finch, who previously penned Predators, has boarded the project to work on a script. Whether he will pick up the previous screenplay from C Robert Cargill and Scott Derrickson remains to be seen.

However, Derrickson was also attached to direct, and somewhat inevitably, that's no longer the case. Instead, his next two years at least are going to be spent bringing Marvel's Doctor Strange to the screen.

There's no word yet on who's going to replace Derrickson in the director's chair. Given the strength and depth of the source material, we remain cautiously optimistic over the Deus Ex movie though. When it gets a bit closer to actual production, we'll let you know. »

- simonbrew

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Michael Finch Recruited to Pen ‘Deus Ex’ Video Game Adaptation

22 July 2014 7:21 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It looks like the next phase of human revolution is about to happen.

CBS Films hired “Predators” writer Michael Finch to pen the screenplay for the video game adaptation of “Deus Ex. He will replace Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill, who previously worked on the script and Derrickson is now working on Marvel’s “Doctor Strange.”

The film is taking its inspiration from the Square Enix 2011 game “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.” It focuses on Adam Jensen, a security manager at Sarif Industries who was forced to undergo life-saving surgeries to replace his body with advanced prostheses after a terrorist attack.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing the project.

Finch worked the 2010’s screenplay of “Predators” that starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace and Laurence Fishburne. He also contributed to the story for the upcoming films of “The November Man” and “Agent 47.”

It sounds like it’s going be one awesome shoot-them-up movie. »

- Gig Patta

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'Predators' Writer Boards Video Game Adaptation 'Deux Ex'

22 July 2014 6:51 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to write the screenplay for its video game adaptation Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Back in November 2012, Scott Derrickson came aboard to direct and co-write the script with his Sinister writing partner C. Robert Cargill. Scott Derrickson is no longer attached to direct after signing on to make Marvel's Doctor Strange last month.

The project will be based on the Deus Ex: Human Revolution video game of the same name, which debuted in 2011, telling the origin story of Adam Jensen, a former Swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation to uncover a vast conspiracy. The Deus Ex franchise was launched in 2000.

Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing for CBS Films, with John Powers Middleton serving as executive producer.

Michael Finch's other writing credits also include upcoming projects such as American Assassin, The November Man, Hitman: Agent 47 and Masters of the Universe. »

- MovieWeb

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Deus Ex Adaptation Finds a Writer

22 July 2014 6:02 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

One of the best video games to come out over the last several years is without question Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and its much talked about feature film adaptation has scored itself a writer. Read on for the latest details and body modifications!

THR reports that CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing.

The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill previously worked on the script. Derrickson was initially attached to direct but is now working on Doctor Strange for Marvel.

John Middleton is exec producing the film. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, »

- Steve Barton

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"Predators" Scribe Hops Onto "Deus Ex" Film

22 July 2014 5:13 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"Predators" and upcoming "Hitman: Agent 47" writer Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script for the film adaptation of acclaimed video game series "Deus Ex" at CBS Films.

Set in the near future where human augmentation has triggered a technological renaissance, the story follows a security specialist named Adam Jensen who must embrace mechanical augments in order to unravel a global conspiracy.

Though launched in 2000, the franchise found new life and fans with 2011's "Deus Ex: Human Revolution". That game was not only a big earner but nabbed over 100 industry awards. As a result it will serve as the primary template for the film which Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are attached to produce.

Finch takes over from "Sinister" scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil. Scott Derrickson was originally attached to direct but his commitments to "Doctor Strange" now prevent that.

Source: Heat Vision »

- Garth Franklin

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Predators Scribe Michael Finch Takes on Deus Ex

22 July 2014 4:21 PM, PDT | Comingsoon.net | See recent Comingsoon.net news »

Back in 2012, CBS Films acquired the big screen rights to Square Enix's hit video game franchise Deus Ex. Although Scott Derrickson was temporarily attached to the feature, The Hollywood Reporter today offers an update, saying that Derrickson's commitment to Marvel Studios' Doctor Strange will prevent his involvement and that the script is now set for a rewrite from Predators scribe Michael Finch. Derrickson and Robert Cargill penned the most recent draft. »

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Deus Ex Movie Enlists Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 3:52 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The Deus Ex movie, adapted from the video game franchise of the same name, now has a new screenwriter.  Heat Vision reports that CBS Films and producers Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh have enlisted Predators screenwriter Michael Finch to work on the screenplay for the pic, which draws mainly from the Deus Ex: Human Revolution game and revolves around an ex-swat security specialist who unravels a global conspiracy after undergoing mechanical augmentation.  Sinister scribes Scott Derrickson and Robert Cargil wrote the previous draft of the Deus Ex script when Derrickson was attached to direct, but he's a little busy at the moment as he's gearing up to helm Marvel's Doctor Strange.  It's unknown if he'll still be involved in the development of Deus Ex, but clearly CBS Films wants another pass on the script. In addition to Predators, Finch also penned the script for the upcoming video game adaptation Hitman »

- Adam Chitwood

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'Predators' Writer Boards 'Deus Ex' Movie (Exclusive)

22 July 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

CBS Films has tapped Predators writer Michael Finch to work on Deus Ex, its adaptation of the acclaimed video game. Roy Lee and Adrian Askarieh are producing. Deus Ex, a Square Enix game that was introduced in 2000, spawned a sequel and a prequel, racking up awards and millions in sales. A new game titled Deus Ex: Universe is up next. Photos Comic-Con: Hollywood Stars Show Off Their Geeky Side The movie is taking its cues from origin-oriented Deus Ex: Human Revolution and focuses on Adam Jensen, an ex-swat security specialist who undergoes mechanical augmentation in order

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Deus Ex Adaptation Nabs Predators Writer Michael Finch

22 July 2014 8:31 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Despite its console popularity, Square Enix’s hit title Deus Ex hasn’t exactly raced onto cinema screens since CBS Films grabbed the rights back in 2012, the second time someone has taken a stab at the idea. It’s been through a few drafts and at least one director in Scott Derrickson, but now Predators scribe Michael Finch has been hired to work on the script.The movie will apparently spring from the latest version of the game, Human Revolution, which took the story back to before the first title and introduced security chief Adam Jensen, the first person to receive nanotechnology treatment after an attack on his company leaves him badly injured.This isn’t the first time the game has pinged Hollywood’s radar – Sony’s Columbia arm announced in 2002 that Laura Ziskin would produce a version with Greg Pruss cranking out the script. Willem Dafoe was mentioned as a possible cast member, »

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First Poster for Pierce Brosnan's New Spy Thriller The November Man

21 July 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

With a screenplay by Michael Finch & Karl Gajdusek based on Bill Granger's novel "There are No Spies" from his bestselling series, The November Man is the ultimate cat and mouse game set in the world of international espionage. Code named 'The November Man,' Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) is an extremely dangerous and highly trained ex-cia agent, who is lured out of quiet retirement on a very personal mission. He must protect valuable witness, Alice Fournier, (Olga Kurylenko) who could expose the truth behind a decades old conspiracy. He soon discovers this assignment makes him a target of his former friend and CIA protégé David Mason (Luke Bracey). With growing suspicions of a mole in the agency, there is no one Devereaux can trust, no rules and no holds barred. Directed by »

- Pietro Filipponi

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