Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Diesel powering 'Hitman' game to big screen

Filed under
Movies
Gaming

Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life.

He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman," the best-selling video game franchise from Eidos and developer IO Interactive. Diesel also will serve as executive producer.

"Hitman: Codename 47" launched in December 2000 and introduced Agent 47 -- a ruthless gun for hire who has a clean-shaven head and always wears a stylish black suit -- who is hired by "the Agency" to kill targets for cash. The game and its three sequels have garnered a worldwide following.

The "Hitman" franchise has sold more than 2.6 million units and generated more than $96.3 million in the U.S., according to the NPD Group. The franchise has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide, according to Eidos, which also was the company behind the "Tomb Raider" franchise.

The latest title, "Hitman: Blood Money," was on display at the recent E3 show in Los Angeles; it will ship in the U.S. in the fall for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC.

"'Hitman' is a project that by the virtue of its DNA can and will reach far beyond its already substantial core audience," said Adrian Askarieh, who will serve as a producer. "The canvas on which this adventure takes place is something that movie audiences have embraced for the last 40 years."

Full Story.

More in Tux Machines

Clonezilla Live "Wily"

One of my favourite open source utilities is Clonezilla Live. The Clonezilla project creates tools to assist people in making copies of their hard drives and disk partitions. This can be useful at home for transferring an operating system from one computer to another. It's also a quick way to backup a system's packages and configuration files. In office environments it can be a big time saver to be able to clone one generic operating system onto multiple computers quickly. While installing, configuring and updating an operating system from scratch might take anywhere from half an hour to several hours, Clonezilla can transfer a copy of an operating system across a network in ten to twenty minutes. Read more

Year of Linux, Steam on PS4, Linux in Space

Today in Linux news Linus Torvalds declared the end to "Year of Linux desktop" jokes as loosely Linux-based Chromebooks outsell Macs. The big news over the weekend was of clever hackers who installed Arch then Steam on his PlayStation 4. Mageia extended their version 6 artwork contest deadline and the GIMP project put out the call for upcoming version 2.10 documentation update. Dimstar has the latest on Tumbleweed and Lunduke listed 10 more fun things to do in a terminal. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO OpenCL vs. NVIDIA 364 Compute Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Coming up in a short while I have some fresh AMDGPU-PRO BETA 2 (the fresh -PRO "hybrid" driver release) for OpenGL graphics performance while here are some quick OpenCL compute metrics. I tested this new AMDGPU-PRO driver on the GCN 1.2-based Radeon R9 285 (Tonga) and R9 Fury (Fiji) graphics cards and it also worked out fine for the GCN 1.1-based Radeon R9 290. All the tests were done on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with the Linux 4.4 kernel. I compared these latest AMD results to the NVIDIA 364.19 results I did from some recent benchmarks on Phoronix. Read more

Not Just for Computer Nerds: 5 Reasons Linux is a Growing Business Trend

Linux has come out of oblivion, forcing itself onto the realms of digital climate. This article brings us closer to Linux in five different yet intriguing ways. No more is it a measure of geekiness, as Linux drives the entrepreneurial wheel with complete control. Days are gone when this open-source operating platform was more of a luxury with enthusiasts raving about the flexibilities on offer. Read more