Old news is still good news. That said ... When Fox made the somewhat disappointing decision to pull out of ComicCon , it put the brakes on our chances of getting another look at the big-screen version of the stealth video game, Hitman . Well, at least
Movieweb IGN is hosting the first look at the domestic art for the film (click on the pic for a larger version). Although, I have to admit, it's not quite what I was expecting -- it looks like they decided to keep the iconic pose from the original game art. In fact, it's pretty difficult to distinguish the poster from a video game cover, since we don't even get a look at Timothy Olyphant as Agent 47 in this one-sheet. And since they probably want to tap into the game's massive fanbase, I guess that was the point.
The best-selling Eidos game was shopped around as early as 2003, but it wasn't until 2007 that a deal was struck with Fox. And as you probably remember, casting the role of Agent 47 proved to be more difficult than you would have thought. Joining Olyphant are Dougray Scott and Olga Kurylenko (who I would presume plays the damsel in distress). The film was directed by Xavier Gans, with writer Skip Woods in charge of adapting the original story. Shooting began back in March, and the film is still in post-production. It was just over a month ago when France got a teaser poster for the film, and they couldn't be more different. So take a moment to compare; I know which one I prefer, how about you? Hitman is set for release on October 12.