'Hitman: Agent 47' Gets Comic Book Prequel Courtesy of Boom! (Exclusive)

Hitman Key Art - P 2015
<p>Hitman Key Art - P 2015</p>   |   Courtesy of Boom!
F.J. DeSanto ('Cyborg 009') wrote the comic, which will feature art by Jesus Hervas.

Hitman, the video game franchise-turned-upcoming major motion picture, is now getting the comic book treatment.

20th Century Fox, the studio behind the video game adaptation, has partnered with comic publisher Boom! Studios to create a one-shot that acts as a prequel to the movie, which hits theaters August 28.

F.J. DeSanto (Cyborg 009) wrote the comic, which will feature art by Jesus Hervas. Toni Infante is the cover illustrator.

Hitman: Agent 47 stars Rupert Friend as the titular anti-hero, a genetically engineered assassin, along with Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware. The film is produced by Charles Gordon, Adrian Askarieh, and Alex Young.

The comic sees Agent 47 hunting a deadly adversary in a story that leads directly into the opening scene of the feature film. This marks the first fime the character from the game will appear in a comic. 

The idea for the comic came from Boom’s Stephen Christy and Askarieh, both of whom spearheaded a partnership between the studio, the filmmakers and the publisher.

The comic broadens the partnership between Boom! and Fox. Boom has a first-look deal with Fox for film and television and is now also producing comics on Fox properties. In the past year, Boom! has put out comic book tie-ins on Maze Runner, Planet of the Apes, Sleepy Hollow, and Sons of Anarchy.