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Comic Book Review: “Hitman: Agent 47: Official Movie Prequel”

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A brand new film adaption of the popular Hitman video game series is coming soon, but before that we get this action packed comic book prequel from Boom! Studios, that ties in directly to the start of the new film.

Agent 47 a clone assassin working for a crime syndicate does what he does best and infiltrates a highly guarded building in hopes of finding his creator. We are also introduced to some major characters that will be in the film as well as places and settings yet to be seen.

For fans of the video game series fear not, this has all the action and cool shoot out’s that made the Hitman franchise so popular.

The creative team that includes F.J DeSanto (Cyborg, The Spirit) and illustrator Jesus Hervas (Clive Barker’s Hellraiser, Sons of Anarchy) bring a cinematic feel to the comic medium that will surely follow the film’s visual aesthetic.

Hitman: Agent 47: Official Movie Prequel hits theaters August 21st.

DIRECTOR:          Aleksander Bach

SCREENPLAY:     Skip Woods and Michael Finch

PRODUCERS:      Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, Alex Young, Skip Woods

CAST:                    Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann

SYNOPSIS:          HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck.  He is the culmination of decades of research – and forty-six earlier Agent clones — endowing him with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own. Teaming up with a young woman who may hold the secret to overcoming their powerful and clandestine enemies, 47 confronts stunning revelations about his own origins and squares off in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.

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