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San Francisco, Calif. – April 2, 2007 - Eidos Interactive, one of the world’s
> leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, can confirm that
> production on the HITMAN movie has begun.
> Filming commenced on March 27 and will continue in and around the Bulgarian
> capital of Sofia for 12 weeks before moving on to locations in South Africa,
> St. Petersburg and London. Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood, Die Hard 4.0) stars
> as the world’s deadliest assassin and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II,
> Desperate Housewives) portrays the antagonist. Olga Kurylenko (Paris je
> t’aime), Robert Knepper (Prison Break), Ulrich Thomsen (Festen) and Michael
> Offei (Casino Royale) also have joined the cast of the videogame adaptation.
> The game's story centers around an international assassin known only as Agent
> 47 (Olyphant) who works for a mysterious organization dubbed the Agency. The
> Hitman videogames have sold in excess of 6 million units worldwide, with the
> most recent instalment, Hitman: Blood Money™ selling 1.4 million units
> worldwide and reaching No.1 in all key territories.
> The movie is being directed by Xavier Gens from a screenplay by Skip Woods
> (Swordfish) and produced by Luc Besson, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Adrian Askarieh
> and Charles Gordon with Daniel Alter as a co-producer.
> The film will be released in France through EuropaCorp Distribution and in
> the rest of the world through Twentieth Century Fox, a division of Fox Filmed
> Entertainment.

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