More details on Hitman flick

Filming has begun. Get it, gun.

New details of the upcoming Hitman film have loomed up like a red laser spot on the chest of a fat banker.

"In the second half of the year we expect to receive further licensing revenues from the film version of Hitman," said Eidos' parent company SCi in its interim results statement. "It has been reported that Deadwood star, Timothy Olyphant will star as Agent 47 in 20th Century Fox's production of the Hitman film. The film will co-star Dougray Scott and will be produced by Luc Besson."

On top of this, Variety reported that Olga Kurylenko (Paris je t'aime), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Michael Offei (Casino Royale) will also star in the film.

It's being directed by Xavier Gens and began filming this week in the Bulgarian capital Sofia. Other locations include South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg and London.

It's based around IO Interactive's Hitman series, which follows Agent 47 as he attempts to carry out a bucket-load of contract killings, making good use of disguises, chicken-wire, and guns.

Apparently this latest film will have him chased by Interpol and Russian military, testing his stealthy skills to the limit.

Creep your way around Eurogamer to find our review of the latest Hitman offering, Hitman: Blood Money, with which Kristan had a delightfully murderous time.

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