Hitman is a 2007 action thriller film directed by Xavier Gens and based on the video game series of the same name. The story revolves around Agent 47, a professional hitman who was engineered to be an assassin by the group known as “The Organization”. He becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy and finds himself pursued by both Interpol and Russian intelligence. The film stars Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott and was released on November 21, 2007, in the United States, November 30, 2007, in the United Kingdom and December 26, 2007, in France. Though critically not well received, it was a financial success, grossing $99 million against a $24 million budget.