In addition to the first trailer, Fox also released a satirical viral marketing video in which the assassin prevents YouTube stars and fans from leaking the film’s official trailer by killing them in a variety of ways. From the 20th Century Fox description: 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.
Directed by Aleksander Bach. Written by Michael Finch, Kyle Ward (screenplay) and Skip Woods. Starring Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Hannah Ware, Emilio Rivera and Jerry Hoffmann. Release date August 28th, 2015 (USA).