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There’s a brand spankin’ new trailer for Hitman: Agent 47, the new cinematic adaptation based on the Hitman video games. The film will serve as a reboot as there’s already been one Hitman film, and this one looks to wipe the slate clean. This time around, Agent 47 will be played by Rupert Friend, the resident badass on Showtime’s Homeland.

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. 

Hitman: Agent 47 is set to premiere on August 21.

SOURCE: 20th Century Fox