Die archivierten Nachrichten aus der Rubrik "Aktuelles"...
USA Today hat ein offizielles Bild von Timothy Olyphant als Agent 47 veröffentlicht...
[...] Olyphant knows that the movie may rankle some die-hard gamers with Hollywood twists. Like, say, having a female in it (played by Olga Kurylenko). In the movie, Agent 47 thinks he has completed a routine assassination, only to become the hunted.
"I know people want you to be true to the game, but no one really wants to go pay for a movie to watch a video game," he says. "And, look, it's a movie. You've got to have the girl in it. I just hope the fans feel I'm the character they're used to." [...]
Bei Twitch kann man einen Blick auf das Teaser-Poster werfen...
Der "Hitman" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
[...] 20th Century Fox will debut the trailer for Hitman in theaters with Live Free or Die Hard, opening on Wednesday, June 27.
Hitman, based on the popular video game, stars Timothy Olyphant, Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Robert Knepper, Ulrich Thomsen and Michael Offei. It is directed by Xavier Gens from a script by Skip Woods and hits theaters on October 12.
Bei AICN gibt es die ersten Bilder von Timothy Olyphant als Agent 47, die zuvor bei Filmwad zu finden waren... Kann man auch via Visiref.de begutachten... ;-)
Bei CS! gibt es folgende Pressemeldung...
Principal photography began on March 27 on 20th Century Fox and EuropaCorp's action thriller Hitman directed by Xavier Gens (Frontières). Timothy Olyphant ("Deadwood"; Live Free Or Die Hard) stars in the title role with co-stars including Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II; "Desperate Housewives"), Olga Kurylenko (Paris je t'aime), Robert Knepper ("Prison Break"), Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Michael Offei (Casino Royale). The screenplay was adapted by Skip Woods (Swordfish) from the hugely successful video game franchise.
EuropaCorp's Pierre-Ange LePogam is producing for 20th Century Fox with the main unit shooting in and around the Bulgarian capital of Sofia for a total of 12 weeks. A second unit will shoot in locations including South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg and London.
Agent 47 (Olyphant) has been educated to become a professional assassin for hire, whose most powerful weapons are his nerve and a resolute pride in his work. 47 is both the last two digits of the barcode tattooed on the nape of his neck, and his only name.
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...
Director Xavier Gens cut his teeth as a trainee AD on a variety of big-budget films (Maximum Risk, Ronin, Le Bossu) and directed some 40 music videos as well as an award-winning short before making his impressive feature debut with EuropaCorp's Frontières (Borders). Hitman's behind-the-scenes team includes Frontières' cinematographer, Laurent Barès.
The film will be released in France through EuropaCorp Distribution and in the rest of the world through 20th Century Fox. 20th Century Fox is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a segment of the Fox Entertainment Group.
Olga Kurylenko (Paris je t'aime), Robert Knepper ("Prison Break"), Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Michael Offei (Casino Royale) have joined Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott in the Luc Besson-produced video game adaptation Hitman at 20th Century Fox.
Director Xavier Gens begins filming the thriller this week in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. The movie also will be shot in South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg and London.
Besson is producing through his Europa Corp., along with Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. Daniel Alter is co-producer.
Olyphant will play Agent 47, a hitman who ends up being chased himself by Interpol and the Russian military. Scott plays the antagonist.
Morten Iverson ist der Autor sämtlicher Hitman-Spiele. Auf der Game Developers Conference sagte er gegenüber Games.net, dass er bereits über Hitman 5, 6 und 7 nachdenkt.
Inwieweit und ob der nächste Teil mit Hitman 5 bereits in Arbeit ist, ließ Iverson offen.
During an interview today for his new film Angel-A, IGN was advised by none other than filmmaker Luc Besson that Scottish actor Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible 2) will co-star in the big-screen version of the Eidos videogame Hitman.
Action genre vet Besson is producing the Fox flick along with Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askariah and Daniel Alter. Xavier Gens will direct from a screenplay by Skip Woods.
Timothy Olyphant stars in the film as Agent 47, a bald assassin-for-hire who works for the shadowy organization known as The Agency.
IGN was told that Scott will play the man pursuing Agent 47.
Production begins at the end of this month in Prague for an October 12, 2007 release.
Variety has confirmed the rumors that Timothy Olyphant (Live Free or Die Hard) has been cast in the lead role, Agent 47, in the Luc Besson-produced Hitman at 20th Century Fox. Newcomer Xavier Gens will direct.
The trade says that Fox sees the film as having franchise potential, and Olyphant's deal allows for sequels.
Production is slated to begin in March in Europe. Skip Woods' script is based on the "Hitman" videogame franchise set in the world of Agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin.
Besson is producing via his Europa Corp., along with Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. Daniel Alter co-produces.
Vin Diesel was previously attached as the lead but opted out to star in Fox's big-budget tentpole Babylon A.D.
CS! sprach mit Timothy Olyphant, u.a. über seine (!?!) Rolle in der "Hitman"-Verfilmung...
[...] Olyphant said that he's had talks about playing the title role in the adaptation of Eidos video game Hitman, but that it's not confirmed. "I don't think I've ever been officially attached to it contrary to the internet. It sounds fun. It sounds pretty cool. I've seen the pictures. I've never played the game but it looks cool. Lord knows what I'd look like when this hair comes off. It's a major concern." [...]
[...] Like any game-to-film adaptation, though, there’s a lot of heavy lifting required to turn it into a narrative worth watching.
And it looks like Skip (SWORDFISH) Woods has nailed it. At least, whatever he just turned in has finally gotten the film a greenlight. For a while now, Vin Diesel is the name that’s been attached to the film as star.
Nope. It’s Timothy Olyphant instead. And, frankly, I think that’s awesome casting. I’m a huge fan of DEADWOOD, I can’t wait to see him play another growling, deadly sonofabitch.
Luc Besson has just come aboard the film to co-produce along with Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, and the film should be in theaters as early as next fall from 20th Century Fox. [...]
Bei Latino Review gibt es eine positive Kritik zu einem Drehbuchentwurf von Skip Woods... SPOILER !!!
[...] The script faithfully respects those basic elements and it translates well on the page. Its all there - the cunning and stealth of Agent 47 along with his use of disguises. Those basic elements are what made the games fun and successful, hence the 3 sequels. If all you had to do was shoot through everyone to get to the target or boss, it would have been no different than any other 3rd person shooter out there at the time. [...]
The Hitman games are all about cleverness and the script is overwhelmingly clever and intelligent. That is the biggest thing the page-turner of a script has going for it, it's cleverness and intelligence, hence why it gets an A. [...]
Das Gerücht, dass Uwe Boll nach seiner FAR CRY-Verfilmung keine Videospiele mehr verfilmen will ist schon lange widerlegt. Uwe will weiterhin Games verfilmen, zwischendurch aber auch mal Eigenkreationen wie jetzt SEED verwirklichen. Neue Filmlizenzen von Videospielen müssen also her. Ganz oben auf der Liste steht z.B. der Action-Shooter MAX PAYNE.
Boll: "Max Payne wäre eine ideale Alternative zu Hitman. Bei beiden Titel sind die Rechte zwar vergeben, allerdings liegt alles auf Eis. Ich werde mich um beide bemühen." [...]
Bei 4Players.de gibt es die PC-Demo zu "Hitman 4 - Blood Money"...
20th Century Fox has hired Skip Woods (Swordfish) to adapt its feature version of videogame Hitman, with Vin Diesel toplining, says Variety.
The studio picked up the Eidos game franchise in June from producers Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. Diesel will executive produce and Daniel Alter will serve in a producing capacity.
The story centers on an international assassin, known as Agent 47, who works for a mysterious organization dubbed the Agency.
The trade adds that Fox is looking at Hitman as a potential franchise. The first three games in the "Hitman" franchise have sold more than 5 million units.
Woods also worked on the remake of Logan's Run at Warner Bros.
Eidos, which was recently acquired by Sci Games, is working on another sequel, "Hitman: Blood Money." Originally scheduled for the middle of this year, it has been pushed back to the winter.
Vin Diesel will star as Agent 47 in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of Hitman, the best-selling video game franchise from Eidos and developer IO Interactive.
Diesel also will serve as executive producer. Charles Gordon and Adrian Askarieh are producing through their respective companies, Daybreak Productions and Prime Universe Productions. Daniel Alter will co-produce.
The game's story centers on an international assassin known as Agent 47 who works for a mysterious organization dubbed the Agency. The first three games in the franchise have sold more than 10 million units. Eidos plans to release another sequel, "Hitman: Blood Money," this fall.
"'Hitman' is a project that by the virtue of its DNA can and will reach far beyond its already substantial core audience," Askarieh said. "The canvas on which this adventure takes place is something that movie audiences have embraced for the last 40 years. We obviously are delighted to have Vin Diesel on board, too -- he and Agent 47 are a match made in heaven."
InsomniacMania.com sprach mit Uwe Boll...
Question : If you managed to get Hitman underneath your belt, would you plan on making it a one off or a trilogy of films?
Uwe : Two films would be made.
Question : In the previous interview you mentioned that Jason Statham would be a good choice, who else would you consider in this film?
Uwe : Bruce Willis, Jean Reno, Edward Norton, Brad Pitt
Question : You mention it will be a Bruce Willis type film, would there be a subtle connection between other action films?
Uwe : It would have references from "The Professional" by Luc Besson. [...]
Eidos kündigt die Rückkehr des "Hitman" an...
IGNFF sprach mit Uwe Boll über eine mögliche "Hitman"-Verfilmung...
IGNFF: If you can get the rights to Hitman, do you think that could be your next project?
BOLL: Yeah, it could be. But it depends on how fast they are reacting. If they wait three or four months, then we are already in preparation for the next movie... This depends on Eidos. I know that [the developer] would sell it to me, he told me he would give it to me, because the thing with Tomb Raider [it] was not the best experience in general."
IGNFF: Who do you see as the lead for Hitman?
BOLL: It's not so easy. It could be a Vin Diesel. It could be a Bruce Willis-type, but also Jason Statham would be good, but he playing The Transporter, a little similar, and they're doing The Transporter 2, so I'm a little concerned with using him for the movie. It's not so easy. I'm a big fan of the movie The Professional with Jean Reno, this was a masterpiece, I'm a big fan of it. To bring Jean Reno back in a similar part would be very cool. He's not looking like our Hitman, but a good actor can play everything...
Eidos hat die "Hitman: Contracts" Demo veröffentlicht...
Die Demo ist 192 MB groß und zeigt den "Sibirien-Level" aus Hitman: Contracts, in dem Agent 47 den Handel mit einer "schmutzigen Bombe" verhindern muss. Die mit Uran angereicherte Bombe stammt aus einem russischen Atom U-Boot - und das gilt es zu sprengen.
HitmanContracts.com bietet endlich mehr Infos, Bilder, Musikstücke und Movies zum 3. Teil, der am 30. April 2004 erscheinen wird... Im Forum von Hitman-3.de wird derzeit fleissig über die Verfilmung diskutiert...
Eidos Germany meldet...
Hitman: Contracts hat von der USK die Einschätzung "Keine Jugendfreigabe gemäß §14 Jugendschutzgesetz" erhalten. [...]
DH hat ein erstes Casting-Gerücht: Christian Bale (u.a. "Die Herrschaft des Feuers") als Nr. 47 !!!
Bei HitmanHQ gibt es eine entsprechende Umfrage... Derzeit wird Jason Statham (u.a. "Ghosts of Mars", "Snatch") favorisiert... ;-)
The Danish computer game Hitman looks to be the next hit game to get the Hollywood treatment.
The game's international distributor EIDOS is currently negotiating with unnamed Hollywood studios - although it has an existing relationship with Paramount for the Tomb Raider franchise.
The Danish developers at IO Interactive have so far produced two games based on the Hitman character, and both have been international hits.
Hitman - Codename 47 and Hitman 2 - Silent Assassin sold 600,000 and 1.8 million copies respectively. The company went from a modest DKR123.000 profit in 2001 to a DKR40m last year. "It is not a question of whether or not we are going to Hollywood, only of when," IO Interactive's financial director Morten Borum told local media. IO Interactive is currently developing Hitman, 3 set for a spring 2004 release, but it is too soon to say when the film might be ready and if its release will coincide with the new game.
"We are very selective with who we are talking to in regards to the film," Borum continues. "If the film is great it will be a great marketing tool for our game. But we are not talking about Dogme here. We are competing in the league of Harry Potter and Lord Of The Rings."
The third edition of the game has a $43.3m (DKR300m) budget. IO Interactive was founded in 1998 by five Danish computer programmers, who had worked in the US. They struck up a relationship with Egmont-owned major Nordisk Film, which today holds a stake of the company.
[04.02.2003] CS! meldet...
Scooper 'Hellhamster' alerted us to an article in Danish Financial newspaper Borsen which talks about Hitman heading for the big screen. Here's a translation of the article...
The Danish computergame 'Hitman' is facing its big breakthrough. As we are speaking, serious negotiations are taking place between several production companies in Hollywood and representatives from the Danish company 'IO Interactive', who developed the game, about turning the franchise into a feature film.
The game, that has so far been released in two versions, has already made IO Interactive worldfamous among computergamers.
'Hitman - Codename 47' has sold more than 600.000 copies and was nominated as 'best computergame' in 2001 by The British Academy of Film & Television Arts.
'Hitman 2 - Silent assasin' has sold more than 1.750.000 copies and was recently nominated 'game of the year' by The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science.
"Its not a question of whether or not we are going to Hollywood. It's a question of when," says the Director of Finance Morten Borum from his office at IO Interactive in Copenhagen.
He refers to the fact that it is the company's international distributor EIDOS who is doing the negotiations in Hollywood, but points out:
"EIDOS has made movies with Paramount before, so I guess there is a good chance that they'll produce this movie as well".
Eidos Interactive and Paramount of course brought Tomb Raider to the big screen and the sequel will hit theaters this summer. [...]
[27.11.2002] Im HitmanHQ Messageboard wird darüber diskutiert, wer die Rolle von 47 spielen könnte... Ron Perlman (u.a. "Alien: Die Wiedergeburt", "Hellboy"), Jason Statham (u.a. "Ghosts of Mars", "Snatch"), Guy Pearce (u.a. "Time Machine") und James Marsters (u.a. "Buffy") sind nur einige der genannten Vorschläge...