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Hitman: Absolution walks the streets of Hope

It’s getting closer to the release of Hitman: Absolution, so I thought this might be an appropriate time to revisit one of the better level previews I’ve seen. This video was pretty much the reason that my attitude towards the upcoming Hitman: Absolution went from ‘meh’ to ‘holyshit!; it may be lengthy, but trust me, it’s well worth it.

Also, Agent 47 was not looking at explosions before it was cool.

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When it rains, it pours – Deus Ex film rights picked up by CBS Films

Looks the part, doesn't he?

Well well well. Just days after the Assassin’s Creed movie got a shot in the arm comes word that CBS Films have picked up the film rights for the Deus Ex franchise and intend to produce a movie based on Human Revolution, the latest game in the series. They plan on working closely with Eidos Montreal, the team behind Human Revolution, in the production of the film; which, if it’s true, would be another victory for common sense in, what, just under a week? She canna take it, captain! Jokes aside, this is what Terry Press, co-president of CBS Films had to say:

“No one knows ‘Human Revolution’ like the team that created it, and we look forward to working with them from day one to make a film adaptation worthy of the ‘Deus Ex’ name.

Let’s hope that’s what we get.

Adrian Askarieh’s name has already been linked to the project, which would make it the third game-based film he’s associated with (the others being Hitman – yes, I know – and the upcoming Kane & Lynch adaptation). A little snooping revealed that CBS Films are the guys behind Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, The Women in Black and…The Mechanic. Starring Jason Statham. Worryingly, further investigation turns up the fact that Dwayne Johnson, Jennifer Lopez and some woman from High School Musical have all starred in (fairly) recent CBS Films productions. Gulp.

You know what? Even if the worst happens – even if, say, we get Arnold Schwarzenegger as Adam Jensen (I never asked for zis!) – the film can be salvaged with the help of one little YouTube video, which I’ve embedded after the break.

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