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In spite of a solid (albeit interactive) source material and large following of video game players, Xavier Gen’s 2007 Hitman movie starring Timothy Olyphant was poorly received by critics and fans alike. With a $30 million budget, the movie was still able to turn a profit – snagging $99 million in global box office revenue. Yet, word of mouth was mostly underwhelming and a sequel, Hitman 2, languished in development hell for years – until 20th Century Fox decided to reboot the franchise entirely with Paul Walker in the lead role. Following Walker’s untimely death, Rupert Friend (Homeland) was cast to take over the role of Agent 47.
With Friend on board, ...
- Ben Kendrick
Tim Kring returned to Comic-Con with his latest show, Dig, a TV mini-series on USA, which will employ the multi-story narrative style that he used so effectively in Heroes and Touch. Gideon Raff, a writer and producer on Homeland, serves as series co-creator on Dig. The show is set in Jerusalem, where Raff was born and raised, and follows an American FBI agent (Jason Isaacs) who uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy while investigating the murder of an American archaeologist. Anne Heche also stars as Isaacs’ love interest and David Costabile is an American minister with possibly sinister intentions. Kring and Raff answered questions for the press, following the show’s debut at Comic-Con on Thursday. During the interview, the two shared their thoughts on shooting on location in Israel and the importance of using multiple digital platforms to engage an audience. Hit the jump for more highlights from the interviews. Question: »
- Sandra Kraisirideja
20th Century Fox took control of Hall H for two hours on Friday to unveil some of their upcoming films. The big surprise? No talk of (or footage shown from) next summer’s Fantastic Four or of X-Men: Apocalypse. But there were plenty of other highlights:
- During the panel for September’s The Maze Runner, star Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) accidentally revealed that a certain character dies in the film after he was asked what was the most difficult scene to shoot. “This is going horribly,” he (sorta) joked later. Fans also got a look at a new »
- Tim Stack
20th Century Fox issued a stunt heavy panel at Comic-Con, bringing Biz Markie out to rap “Just a Friend,” casting a random member of the audience to fly to London to shoot a movie role, and announcing a last minute screening Friday night of “Let’s Be Cops” in San Diego.
Opting for quantity, the studio highlighted upcoming films “Maze Runner,” “Hitman: Agent 47,” “Book of Life,” and “The Kingsman: Secret Service” in addition to “Let’s Be Cops,” screening first look trailers and extended footage for each. In what appears to be status quo, the panels were also male heavy, but Fox made sure each panel had at least one woman.
Joining Tatum onstage were producer Guillermo Del Toro »
- Alexandra Cheney
The video game franchise Hitman is getting a reboot of sorts, and the first footage from Hitman: Agent 47 was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this Friday. Though star Rupert Friend was unable to attend due to the fact that he’s shooting Homeland in South Africa at the moment, but co-stars Zachary Quinto (who played John Smith) and Hannah Ware (who plays Katia) took the Hall H stage to reveal the first footage and discuss delving into the action genre. Hit the jump to read my full Hitman: Agent 47 Comic-Con panel recap. Panel Highlights Quinto said the scale, scope, and style of the film is dynamic, but the relationships are integral. The story is defined through Agent 47’s relationship with John Smith and Ware. On making her first foray into the action genre, Ware said the technical aspect was far different from what she was used to. »
- Adam Chitwood
Fox hosted a starry, two-hour Hall H presentation that featured Guillermo del Toro, Colin Firth and Samuel Jackson, the cast from The Maze Runner and a surprise appearance by rapper Biz Markie who performed his hit Just A Friend.
Ya adaptation The Maze Runner kicked off proceedings on Friday (25) as director Wes Ball, author James Dashner and stars Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter and Kaya Scodelario introduced several sequences from the September 19 release.
O’Brien plays Thomas, a youngster in post-apocalyptic times who must try to help a community of boys escape a mysterious field via a hazardous maze.
“All the favourite scenes the fans have in the book will be in the movie,” said Ball, who later showed concept art from The Scorch Trials, the sequel he hoped to shoot later this year or in early 2015.
“It’s great following [Thomas’] journey starting as the newbie and his utter defiance throughout the film and not letting his fear »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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
Yesterday we saw the first banner for the upcoming Hitman reboot Agent 47, and now 20th Century Fox has debuted two stills from the film, featuring Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the titular Agent 47 and Hannah Ware (Boss) as Katia…
Hitman: Agent 47 is set for release on February 27th 2015 in North America and in the UK, with first time filmmaker Aleksander Bach directing a cast that also includes Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Jeffy Hoffman (Shahada).
The post First images from Hitman: Agent 47 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
The first pair of images have surfaced online for Hitman: Agent 47, Aleksander Bach’s Hitman sequel, starring Rupert Friend as the titular assassin. Paul Walker had initially been cast to replace Timothy Olyphant, but Homeland star Friend certainly looks the part here, serving up another round of bald-headed badassery. In terms of plot details, things are still pretty sketchy, although early rumours reported an outline in which Friend’s genetically modified killer is charged with protecting a waitress from a shadowy organisation...
- George Wales
We just got a look at the Comic-Con banner for the upcoming sequel/reboot of the "Hitman" franchise, which is called "Hitman: Agent 47" and is based on a video game. The original film starred Timothy Olyphant. This version stars Rupert Friend ("Homeland") as the title character. Today, we have the first two official photos from the movie, giving us a look at Friend in action. Check out the photos below. "Hitman: Agent 47" is directed by Aleksander Bach and co-stars Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Hannah Ware, and Emilio Rivera. It's set to hit theaters on February 27th, 2015. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
Agent 47 is a reboot of Hitman (which starred Justified’s Timothy Olyphant as the lead character and grossed over $100 million worldwide back in 2007). The movie is based on the hit video game franchise from Square Enix, and this take on the bald assassin was shot in a number of locations including Berlin and Singapore.
Friend’s other big screen credits include Pride and Prejudice and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, so this will see him take on his first role in a big budget blockbuster. Of course, he’s no stranger to action thanks to his role in the Showtime drama and should have little trouble convincingly portraying the tough as nails anti-hero who »
- Josh Wilding
With the San Diego Comic Con underway, artwork and props from some upcoming films in 2015 have been spotted on the floor of the convention center. First up there's the official artwork for the upcoming "Hitman" reboot/sequel "Hitman: Agent 47" starring "Homeland" actor Rupert Friend as the assassin from the popular video games.
Finally there's a photo from Guillermo del Toro's upcoming gothic psychological thriller "Crimson Peak," this one a pic of a family crest seen in the movie. There's also a video tour by del Toro around the film's exhibit at San Diego Comic Con.
- Garth Franklin
20th Century Fox has released the first banner for the video game adaptation Hitman: Agent 47, a reboot of the 2007 Hitman film, with Aleksander Bach making his directorial debut and Rupert Friend (Homeland) starring as the eponymous Agent 47…
Hitman: Agent 47 is set for release on February 27th 2015 in North America and in the UK, with a cast that also includes Zachary Quinto (Star Trek Into Darkness), Hannah Ware (Boss), Thomas Kretschmann (Dracula), Dan Bakkedahl (Legit), Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy), Rolf Kanies (The Countess), Ciaran Hinds (Game of Thrones) and Jeffy Hoffman (Shahada).
- Gary Collinson
Last year, it was revealed that Paul Walker was cast as the title character in "Hitman: Agent 47," which is a sequel/reboot of the 2007 "Hitman" movie that had Timothy Olyphant in the lead. Since then, Walker passed away and Rupert Friend ("Homeland") has been brought on to play the title character. And today, we have a Comic-Con banner for the film, giving us our first official look at Friend as the title character. Check it out below. "Agent 47" is directed by Aleksander Bach and co-stars Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Hannah Ware, and Emilio Rivera. It's set to hit theaters on February 27th, 2015. Banner: (click to enlarge) »
The official Facebook page for 20th Century Fox's reboot Hitman: Agent 47 has revealed a banner that gives fans their first official look at Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the title character. Take a look at this image below, then read on for more details.
This action-packed video game adaptation is a part of 20th Century Fox's Hall H panel at Comic-Con on Friday, July 25 from 4:20 Pm to 6:20 Pm, which also includes Let's Be Cops, The Maze Runner, The Book of Life, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Of course, it isn't known exactly what will be shown at that time, but stay tuned for more updates on Hitman: Agent 47 later on in the week.
Based on the top-selling, award-winning videogame franchise, Hitman: Agent 47 is an all-new motion picture about an elite and genetically engineered assassin, known only by the last two digits - 47 - of a barcode tattooed »
When it premieres on October 5th, Season 4 of the Showtime drama series Homeland will be something of a reboot for the series, with Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) back in the field in the Middle East and Saul (Mandy Patinkin) working as a private contractor. While at the Showtime portion of the TCA Press Tour, executive producer/writer Alex Gansa talked about saying goodbye to one of the shows favorite characters, how much the criticism of the show hurt, why they’re filming this season in Cape Town, South Africa, Carrie’s grieving period, getting the chance to comment on what is happening in the world, the status of the Brody family, and how they would define the show’s identity in Season 4. Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers. Question: What was it like to have to say goodbye »
- Christina Radish
“Dig,” created and executive produced by Tim Kring (“Heroes”) and Gideon Raff (“Homeland”), centers around FBI agent Peter Connelly (Jason Isaacs) who, while investigating a murder, uncovers a conspiracy 2,000 years in-the-making.
“Dig: The Official Prequel” on Wattpad follows Peter as he arrives in Jerusalem to solve a multi-million dollar cyber-heist and will take readers right up to the first episode airing on USA. Each week, a new chapter from the backstory will be released.
This marks the first television network partnership for Wattpad, which will provide users with exclusive content from the upcoming series well in advance of its debut.
The 12-part serialized prequel is penned by the “Dig” writers and can be accessed via the Wattpad app and on Wattpad.com.
The six-episode event »
- Nikara Johns
Those who watched last week’s twisty premiere of WEtv’s new scripted drama, The Divide, know that Innocence Initiative case worker Christina (Homeland’s Marin Ireland) is full of surprises—for example, she drives around Philly singing along to Mos Def’s “Quiet Dog.”
“That was Richard Lagravenese’s pick. He just had a feeling that that is exactly the kind of music she would listen to. Of course it’s like the fastest song in the world. They were like, ‘Can you just learn all the lyrics to this song? We don’t know what part we’re gonna use yet. »
- Mandi Bierly
“Given the current situation and after careful consideration, we are relocating the production of ‘Dig’ partly to Albuquerque and are continuing to explore other locations,” said Universal Cable Productions in a statement. “Our experience filming in Israel was very positive and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to capture such an authentic landscape that will be threaded throughout the series.”
“I was born and raised in Jerusalem… our hearts go out to everyone in Israel and Gaza right now and hopefully it’ll be resolved very soon,” Raff told reporters at USA’s Television Critics Assn. »
- Laura Prudom
(Cbr) There’s no place like "Homeland," there’s no place like "Homeland," there’s no place like "Homeland." That’s what the first full trailer for the fourth season of Showtime’s Emmy-winning thriller would have you believe, at least. Claire Danes returns to her award-winning role as Carrie Mathison, an unstable but undeniably talented counter-terrorism operative with years of experience working in the Middle East. After losing the love of her life in the season three finale, Carrie races forward in a Brody-free world — and viewers will likewise have to adjust to a "Homeland" without Damian Lewis as the treacherous Nicolas Brody. Thankfully, there’s always Saul. Check out the trailer and full poster below. "Homeland" returns on October 5 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on Showtime. »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
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