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Hitman outs Gens

10.10.2007
UPDATE: IGN has reported that this information is untrue. Sorry, guys, but I did say there was no confirmation and it was just nacho water cooler talk! Still, good news though, right?!

There's no confirmation of this yet, but word around that enormous porcelain and nacho water cooler that sits pretty in the JoBlo.com office is that Xavier Gens is having his control of HITMAN yanked by Fox, who dislike his bloody and explicitly violent cut of the film. Apparently, his version featured multiple headshots and 'extreme gore moments' that would have banked the film a hard R. I find it ironic that when a film about which I have on several occasions articulated my distaste with finally gets some good news (multiple headshots, hard R), they don't even wait for the article to be over before yanking the rug out from under me. I'm not really sure what the studio heads thought was going to happen, given that the videogame was ultra-violent and that Gens had on several occasions spoken of his inspiration being THE KILLER and A BITTERSWEET LIFE. Nicolas De Toth (the guy who edited a bloodless LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD) has been brought in to deliver a cleaner cut. Yippee.
Extra Tidbit: I'm at a loss as to how Gens' career hasn't exploded by now, the man learnt his trade as Trainee Assistant Director on DOUBLE TEAM with Van Damme and Dennis Rodman!!
Source: Twitch

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10:26PM on 10/10/2007
Wow, that better not be true. Otherwise, the films sounds badass.
Wow, that better not be true. Otherwise, the films sounds badass.
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8:59PM on 10/10/2007

THIS INFORMATION IS FALSE

You'll find out soon enough.

STOP JUMPING ON INTERNET RUMOR BANDWAGONS YOU SILLY FUCKERS.
You'll find out soon enough.

STOP JUMPING ON INTERNET RUMOR BANDWAGONS YOU SILLY FUCKERS.
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7:22PM on 10/10/2007

Thank You JoBlo!!!

I was about to spend money on this, thinking that this could potentially be the best video-game adaption ever. Hard R. Hell yea! That's what we want in a movie based on a HITMAN!
But now, this movie is gonna bomb. It's gonna ruin the directors credit, the actors credits. All because of a guy that wants to pussi-fy good movies.
Now I don't have to! I can wait for the Director's Cut! YAY!
I was about to spend money on this, thinking that this could potentially be the best video-game adaption ever. Hard R. Hell yea! That's what we want in a movie based on a HITMAN!
But now, this movie is gonna bomb. It's gonna ruin the directors credit, the actors credits. All because of a guy that wants to pussi-fy good movies.
Now I don't have to! I can wait for the Director's Cut! YAY!
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7:18PM on 10/10/2007

Grrreeeaaaat

That's just awesome. First Halo. Now this.

I've been trying to push the pro-game movie agenda, to lengths of denial, way back for Super Mario Bros. (Hey, it's Bob Hoskins.. c'mon, how bad can it be?)

But seriously, this is just making it so damn hard. I have a theory that maybe it's not the scripts, the directors or anything in between, but likely a bad pairing of Big Cheeses and Little Nachos.

Little Nacho wants to taste good by getting some salsa, but Big Cheese just wants to get
That's just awesome. First Halo. Now this.

I've been trying to push the pro-game movie agenda, to lengths of denial, way back for Super Mario Bros. (Hey, it's Bob Hoskins.. c'mon, how bad can it be?)

But seriously, this is just making it so damn hard. I have a theory that maybe it's not the scripts, the directors or anything in between, but likely a bad pairing of Big Cheeses and Little Nachos.

Little Nacho wants to taste good by getting some salsa, but Big Cheese just wants to get eaten by as many damn people as possible... and since some people don't like spicy, well...
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7:02PM on 10/10/2007

Damn it!

This fucking blows. The only thing I can say is hopefully when the DVD comes out it's the unrated version. I say skip the box office release and wait for the DVD at least then we can watch it the way it was intended. The same goes for Live Free or Die Hard. A big thanks to Nicky De Toth for pussifying potentially great action movies!
This fucking blows. The only thing I can say is hopefully when the DVD comes out it's the unrated version. I say skip the box office release and wait for the DVD at least then we can watch it the way it was intended. The same goes for Live Free or Die Hard. A big thanks to Nicky De Toth for pussifying potentially great action movies!
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6:56PM on 10/10/2007

Unbelievable...

I'm a huge Hitman fan. Played all the games since the very first Codename 47 on PC back in 2000. Xavier Gens is a fan of the games as well and I'm pretty sure he KNOWS what the fans of 47 want to see.
And those studio faggots just washed him off HIS film just for a matter of gain. Hollywood makes me sick, and there's no fucking way I will go see this cut. NO WAY.
I'm a huge Hitman fan. Played all the games since the very first Codename 47 on PC back in 2000. Xavier Gens is a fan of the games as well and I'm pretty sure he KNOWS what the fans of 47 want to see.
And those studio faggots just washed him off HIS film just for a matter of gain. Hollywood makes me sick, and there's no fucking way I will go see this cut. NO WAY.
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5:50PM on 10/10/2007

Gee...

"the guy who edited a bloodless LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD"
**rolls eyes**
Yay! another ball-less action film!
"the guy who edited a bloodless LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD"
**rolls eyes**
Yay! another ball-less action film!
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5:36PM on 10/10/2007

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ooooh Nicolas De Toth, a cleaner cut? the guy should go back and fix that bad dubbing during a scene in the plant.
ooooh Nicolas De Toth, a cleaner cut? the guy should go back and fix that bad dubbing during a scene in the plant.
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4:22PM on 10/10/2007
Oh, well. Guess I won't be seeing "Hitman" in theaters. Just like I skipped "Die Hard 4." Just like I passed on the "Grindhouse" DVDs. And until the studios clean up their act, I, and hopefully many others, will continue to do so. You want my money, Fox, you gotta earn it.
Oh, well. Guess I won't be seeing "Hitman" in theaters. Just like I skipped "Die Hard 4." Just like I passed on the "Grindhouse" DVDs. And until the studios clean up their act, I, and hopefully many others, will continue to do so. You want my money, Fox, you gotta earn it.
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3:36PM on 10/10/2007

How Naive

While I may not agree that bombing Fox is the answer, and I certainly think talking about it and not doing it makes it sound even worse, I think it's naive to think that "Hitman" will have low box-office due to editing out all those marvelous head-shots and gorified moments.

I mean, two trailers (not even that bad looking) have already been released, it's supposed to arrive any day now (wait, when is the most recent release date?) and it's the movie that people are gonna go see if only to
While I may not agree that bombing Fox is the answer, and I certainly think talking about it and not doing it makes it sound even worse, I think it's naive to think that "Hitman" will have low box-office due to editing out all those marvelous head-shots and gorified moments.

I mean, two trailers (not even that bad looking) have already been released, it's supposed to arrive any day now (wait, when is the most recent release date?) and it's the movie that people are gonna go see if only to point out how much better Statham would've been in the part.

I think this thing will have a less-than-stellar, but [link] box-office. And Fox, who still made a little on the PG-13 Die Hard movie, will think they acted in the interest of their primary audience, teens and early adults.
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2:35PM on 10/10/2007

Rabble rabble.

Don't stop there you wusses. Bomb all the studios that make decisions you don't agree with. Or, if you're a total pussy and not in to extreme acts of violence, you could just post poorly-constructed messages on the internet to express your displeasure.

OR...you could just not see the movie and wait until Fox sees the returns, gets the point, and adjusts their practices to meet market demands. On second thought, that's crazy talk. We should totally bomb them.
Don't stop there you wusses. Bomb all the studios that make decisions you don't agree with. Or, if you're a total pussy and not in to extreme acts of violence, you could just post poorly-constructed messages on the internet to express your displeasure.

OR...you could just not see the movie and wait until Fox sees the returns, gets the point, and adjusts their practices to meet market demands. On second thought, that's crazy talk. We should totally bomb them.
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1:43PM on 10/10/2007
I second that. Seriously something needs to be done about this. Enough is enough. Who does Fox think they are marketing to when they clean up a movie about a hitman...
I second that. Seriously something needs to be done about this. Enough is enough. Who does Fox think they are marketing to when they clean up a movie about a hitman...
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1:01PM on 10/10/2007
I say we send a fuckin bomb to 20th Century I for one am getting tired of all their shit
I say we send a fuckin bomb to 20th Century I for one am getting tired of all their shit
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12:34PM on 10/10/2007
Yes, finally!! This paves the way for such ultra violent video games like GTA and Mortal Kombat to be G rated kid flicks. I love it!!!! By the way, I'm kidding. Fox, go F yourself!!
Yes, finally!! This paves the way for such ultra violent video games like GTA and Mortal Kombat to be G rated kid flicks. I love it!!!! By the way, I'm kidding. Fox, go F yourself!!
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