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Trivia

  • When the project was first announced, Vin Diesel was going to star as Agent 47. Despite Timothy Olyphant taking over, Diesel is still credited as executive producer.
  • Jason Statham was the first choice to replace Vin Diesel, but passed on the part.
  • Agent 47's eyes are blue, but in the movie his eyes are brown. Timothy Olyphant had actually put on blue colored contacts, but the director thought he looked "odd." So they ended up just using his natural eye color.
  • The movie was delayed from its October 2007 release, to late November 2007 to facilitate for re-shoots.
  • Diana and Agent Smith, characters from the video games, make appearances in the film.
  • Timothy Olyphant underwent muscle and martial-arts training in preparation for his role.
  • Agent 47 uses M1911's with 14 round, double stack magazines, which explains why he is able to shoot so many times without reloading.
  • Timothy Olyphant put on 20 pounds of muscle for the role.
  • Agent 47 goes into the Restaurant and uses the Bathroom, where he stashes a Gun. This is a throwback to the first Hitman game, in which you ask to use the Bathroom in a Restaurant and stash a Gun.
  • It wasn't till after he met Nika, that Agent 47 begins to show more emotion. Joy, Humor, Concern and Kindness.
  • Olga Kurylenko was distraught after having to cut her hair for the role. She said she didn't feel like herself anymore, which she used to help her connect with her character.
  • The car Agent 47 drives is an Audi S5.
  • The production had originally tried to use Jesper Kyd's music, but instead opted for an original score by Geoff Zanelli.
  • The character of Nika (Olga Kurylenko) draws inspiration from a recurring female character from the games known as Lei Ling (changed to 'Mei Ling' in 'Contracts'). Lei/Mei Ling was a prostitute that 47 saved on two occasions, receiving vital information in return.
  • Xavier Gens was removed from his directing/editing position after Fox decided to go back and re-shoot/re-edit the movie in October 2007. Fox denied this, claiming he was still directing/editing, however it was later confirmed as true by Timothy Olyphant.
  • The cross-shaped key belonging to Agent 47 (Timothy Olyphant) Mike Whittier (Dougray Scott) removes from the case says, "Trust unto God, and He shall direct your path."
  • During the restaurant sequence, the scene in which Nika (Olga Kurylenko) talks about owning a squirrel/chipmunk when she was young was actually true for the actress, and the scene was improvised during filming.
  • When Agent 47 and Nika walk through the train station in St. Petersburg, to when Agent 47 is followed underground, the time in which the scenes were filmed switches between March 2007 and November 2007.
  • The film is influenced by Luc Beeson.
  • Most of the footage from the opening credits is edited from footage from the TV show Dark Angel (2000), which shares a similar story line about genetically enhanced children trained as super assassins and soldiers.
  • While Dougray Scott often pulls a cigarette out, he never actually manages to light one.
  • The name of Nika Boronina's (Olga Kurylenko) squirrel/chipmunk, Tishka, is the Russian variation of the English Timothy, which means, "He who honors God."
  • Most of the scenes where the action is in Russia is in fact shot in Sofia, Bulgaria. For example the scene where Belokov is shot by agent 47 is shot in front of Bulgarian national theatre Ivan Vazov. The scenes shot into the train station are shot in the central train station of Sofia, Bulgaria. The scenes with the church at the end are shot at the biggest church of Sofia named Alexander Nevski.
  • Director Xavier Gens was originally asked by the studio to make the movie PG-13, which he refused to do because of the source material. He was allowed to shoot the movie aiming for an R, however in the final stages, he was removed and Nicolas De Toth was brought in to re-edit the movie for commercial purposes, as he did with Live Free or Die Hard (2007) (he is thanked in the credits for this editing).
  • Xavier Gens had shot a completely different train station platform sequence. It takes place outside the train station, rather than underground, and involves 47 questioning one assassin, rather than engaging 4 in a sword fight.
  • Both Olga Kurylenko and Xavier Gens (director) said the train platform sequence was one of their favorite scenes - a scene that would later be replaced shortly before the movie was released.
  • The scene where Agent 47 sits atop the roof, sniper in hand and red lettering behind him is taken directly from artwork from the game, as is the scene between 47 and Yuri in the bathtub, including the rubber duck.
  • When Agent 47 jumps through the hotel window into the kid's room, they're playing Hitman: Blood Money (2006) for the PlayStation 2. (They're playing through "Death of a Showman", the training level.)

Goofs

  • Audio/visual unsynchronised: When the female reporter starts to interview Belicoff in St.Petersburg, what she says doesn't match her lips.