In the Hitman games, protagonist Agent 47 specializes in stealth kills. And for a year and a half after it was first announced, 20th Century Fox's movie adaptation of Eidos' series also kept a low profile. That changed once filming got underway earlier this year, with Deadwood star Timothy Olyphant stepping into the lead role after Vin Diesel exited the project.
However, come this Wednesday, action hero John McClane (Bruce Willis) will help expose 47's first filmed mission to the world. According to well-regarded film site Comingsoon.net, the first Hitman trailer will debuting alongside Bruce Willis' explosion-happy cop drama Live Free or Die Hard when it debuts June 27. Not-so coincidentally, Olyphant plays the villain in Live Free or Die Hard.
Penned by Skip Woods (Swordfish) and directed by Xavier Gens, Hitman follows the titular assassin as he navigates a political conspiracy while whacking targets and evading capture by Interpol and the Russian military. It premieres in North American theaters on October 12.
[UPDATE] Late last night, those wishing to see the Hitman trailer got the option of not having to see Live Free or Die Hard at all. The trailer is now up on YouTube. The clip, which runs nearly two minutes, features the Hitman game logo and features music taken from the series' most recent installment, Hitman: Blood Money. It also shows that the movie will stick to the game's premise of 47 being a genetically engineered assassin, instead of taking dramatic licenses like other game-based films, such as Doom.