Hitman reboot Hitman: Agent 47 delayed by six months
Hitman: Agent 47, the Hollywood reboot of video game adaptation Hitman, has seen its release date delayed by six months by studio Fox.
The reboot, which will star Homeland's Rupert Friend as the title character with Star Trek star Zachary Quinto playing the lead villain, was originally due to come out on February 27th in 2015, but will now not come out until August 28th in 2015.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the delay has been put down to "the move was due to the project needing more time to complete the many special effects shots. The movie grew in scope than what was initially planned for when Fox first slotted its release date."
In the new action thriller, Friend plays Agent 47, a bald headed hitman who is tasked with helping a woman (played by Hannah Ware) find her father and uncover the mysteries of her ancestry.
Hitman: Agent 47 has been directed by Aleksander Bach and written by Michael Finch, Kyle Ward and Skip Woods. It will also star Thomas Kretschmann, Ciaran Hinds and Jerry Hoffman.