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First image of Rupert Friend as Agent 47 in Fox's Hitman reboot

02.19.2014

Filming has begun on AGENT 47, and with it comes this first image from the reboot featuring Rupert Friend as the title character. Timothy Olyphant played Agent 47 in the 2007 film, and Paul Walker was set to star as the bald assassin before his tragic death in November. HOMELAND star Rupert Friend signed on for the part last month, and now IGN has a first look at him as the character.

Yup, looks like Agent 47 to me:

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). Besides Friend, the film will also star Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, and Emilio Rivera.

Can I just ask one question? Who the hell asked for a HITMAN reboot? The film was pummeled by critics when it was released (14% at Rotten Tomatoes), and while it did make almost $100 million at the box office, less than $40 million of its gross came from U.S. theaters. Obviously there are plenty of fans of the video games and maybe it sold well on DVD and Blu-ray, but was it really enough to warrant a remake?

I'm bitching right now, but if the trailer looks decent, I'll probably still check out AGENT 47. I know some of the people involved don't inspire much confidence, however maybe we'll be in for a surprise when the reboot hits theaters. Maybe.

AGENT 47 currently doesn't have a release date, but it will probably open sometime in 2015.

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Source: IGN

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11:30AM on 02/20/2014

looks like a penis. Such a pointless reboot. The first one sucked and this is gonna outdo it.

They should have had given the production money to some charity. That would have at least earned them some respect.
They should have had given the production money to some charity. That would have at least earned them some respect.
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4:03AM on 02/20/2014
he doesn't look like Agent 47. Why they don't take Woody Harrelson, same shape, same face , good actor.
he doesn't look like Agent 47. Why they don't take Woody Harrelson, same shape, same face , good actor.
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3:41AM on 02/20/2014

I actually enjoyed the first one

But this guy doesn't look like the character too much. Too bad about Walker :( He would have been fine for this role and seemed like a nice guy in real life. They'd better make the sequel rated R or it'll completely suck and miss the point of the source material.
But this guy doesn't look like the character too much. Too bad about Walker :( He would have been fine for this role and seemed like a nice guy in real life. They'd better make the sequel rated R or it'll completely suck and miss the point of the source material.
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8:04PM on 02/19/2014
Sorry fellas, going to stray from the path on this one. As much as I wasn't expecting another Hitman movie- or a reboot for that matter, Rupert looks just like Agent 47 and as a huge fan of the video game franchise, I'm going to remain optimist with this one.
Sorry fellas, going to stray from the path on this one. As much as I wasn't expecting another Hitman movie- or a reboot for that matter, Rupert looks just like Agent 47 and as a huge fan of the video game franchise, I'm going to remain optimist with this one.
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4:06PM on 02/19/2014

mweh

I don't think this movie will be a hit, man!
I don't think this movie will be a hit, man!
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4:02PM on 02/19/2014
As a major fan I hated the original, they royally fucked the origin. If they get that right, I'll give it the slimmest chance. But definitely not interested at the moment, the games are great cause you choose the path on the mission and you cant capture that fun on film
As a major fan I hated the original, they royally fucked the origin. If they get that right, I'll give it the slimmest chance. But definitely not interested at the moment, the games are great cause you choose the path on the mission and you cant capture that fun on film
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3:17PM on 02/19/2014

Hate the writer, not the actor

Rupert has become a favourite of mine on Homeland, no need for people to pile on him he's pretty damn good.
Rupert has become a favourite of mine on Homeland, no need for people to pile on him he's pretty damn good.
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1:43PM on 02/19/2014
not a fan
not a fan
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12:28PM on 02/19/2014

Now let me get this straight

So the first flick was a critical mess. This causes them to reboot it and start over again, rather than make a sequel......so they rehire the guy that wrote the first one?! If someone builds you a shitty house and it falls down, you don't hire them to rebuild it. You get someone else. This makes no sense.
So the first flick was a critical mess. This causes them to reboot it and start over again, rather than make a sequel......so they rehire the guy that wrote the first one?! If someone builds you a shitty house and it falls down, you don't hire them to rebuild it. You get someone else. This makes no sense.
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12:03PM on 02/19/2014
I still say Michael Rosenbaum (from smallville) would be perfect. Everytime I saw him on the show I thought he looked just like 47, only younger. But you'd think Walker passing away would have more of an impact or even scrap the movie. Instead they just grab the first guy they see and trow the suit on him and keep on rolling..
I still say Michael Rosenbaum (from smallville) would be perfect. Everytime I saw him on the show I thought he looked just like 47, only younger. But you'd think Walker passing away would have more of an impact or even scrap the movie. Instead they just grab the first guy they see and trow the suit on him and keep on rolling..
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12:02PM on 02/19/2014

That asshole Woods is still writing.

What a piece of shit.
What a piece of shit.
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11:34AM on 02/19/2014

BAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

[link] oh god...no...just no...this already looks horrible. IF his head was completely shaved then maybe he would have had somewhat resembled 47. Go all the way!. It's only like 1 centimeter away from total baldness. I'm a fan of the games, not of the first movie. Wasn't excited to hear of another movie, but was interested. Now I have no interest at all in this. This one pic killed it .
[link] oh god...no...just no...this already looks horrible. IF his head was completely shaved then maybe he would have had somewhat resembled 47. Go all the way!. It's only like 1 centimeter away from total baldness. I'm a fan of the games, not of the first movie. Wasn't excited to hear of another movie, but was interested. Now I have no interest at all in this. This one pic killed it .
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11:37AM on 02/19/2014
Well that was nitpicking at it's finest.
Well that was nitpicking at it's finest.
11:23AM on 02/19/2014

good

I had no idea they were making/remaking another one. But anytime Timothy Olyphant is replaced or not acting is a good thing! That f*cking guy is THE worst. More him personally than his acting skill, the guy is a dick. Anyway, this remake looks as shitty as the original.
I had no idea they were making/remaking another one. But anytime Timothy Olyphant is replaced or not acting is a good thing! That f*cking guy is THE worst. More him personally than his acting skill, the guy is a dick. Anyway, this remake looks as shitty as the original.
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1:41PM on 02/19/2014
Olyphant is a great actor. Just watch Justified if you want to see him at his best.
Olyphant is a great actor. Just watch Justified if you want to see him at his best.
10:59AM on 02/19/2014
I like Rupert Friend but don't have the highest hopes for this.
I like Rupert Friend but don't have the highest hopes for this.
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10:54AM on 02/19/2014

Boo!

I had a blast with the unrated cut of Hitman (2007) and Olyphant was perfect in the role! Never got the hate for it. It needs a sequel not a reboot IMO.
I had a blast with the unrated cut of Hitman (2007) and Olyphant was perfect in the role! Never got the hate for it. It needs a sequel not a reboot IMO.
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10:46AM on 02/19/2014
Has there ever been a twattier name combination than "Rupert" and "Friend"?
Has there ever been a twattier name combination than "Rupert" and "Friend"?
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10:42AM on 02/19/2014
He doesn't look like Agent 47. He looks more like the villain instead of the hero. They should have gone with Timothy Olyphant or Josh Duhamel.
He doesn't look like Agent 47. He looks more like the villain instead of the hero. They should have gone with Timothy Olyphant or Josh Duhamel.
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4:06PM on 02/19/2014
I wouldnt call 47 a hero
I wouldnt call 47 a hero
6:32PM on 02/19/2014
The protagonist, I mean.
The protagonist, I mean.
10:33AM on 02/19/2014

bad choice...

they should have stick with timoty olyphant... he did a great job with 47 !
they should have stick with timoty olyphant... he did a great job with 47 !
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10:16AM on 02/19/2014
It's a bit of an obvious choice and it's been said before but I would have liked Mark Strong for this.
It's a bit of an obvious choice and it's been said before but I would have liked Mark Strong for this.
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10:12AM on 02/19/2014
Sorry, but he just doesn't look the part. The head shape, the short stature, hairline, everything!
Sorry, but he just doesn't look the part. The head shape, the short stature, hairline, everything!
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