Hitman plot revealed, will it work?
The plot is out for the Hitman film, the adaptation of the excellent videogame series from Eidos. The game features a genetically engineered assassin called Agent 47 (from the number tattooed on the back of his neck) who has broken free of his makers and has started to find a life for himself, while still carrying out contracts.
The screenplay was written by Skip Woods, who I think did a great job on Swordfish, whether you like the final screen version is up to you of course, however script wise I think they were strong. Saying that I liked Swordfish for the most part, it's good entertainment...and has a cool TVR scene.
Here's the official synposis released for Hitman through UK IGN:
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
I'm holding a lot of hope for this film. There's plenty of backstory and strong character development to be had from this videogame and story, so it's all in the hands of the filmmakers now. Let's hope that Woods has managed to carry the Hitman successfully to the page.