Collider published an interview done last July 11 during the TCA, when Zach was promoting The Chair. On this interview, he talked a bit about Hitman: Agent 47 due out in theaters on February 27, 2015.
Collider: What was it like to shoot in Berlin for Agent 47?
ZACHARY QUINTO: I love Berlin. Berlin is one of my favorite cities. I had a great time living in that city. I’ve been there many times. I’ve probably been to Berlin 10 times. One of my really good friends from college moved there in 2002. It’s really great, and it’s thriving and growing and building. I feel really grateful that I got to work there for that amount of time. I felt really inspired by being there, for sure. There’s a lot of great museums. I would spend my downtime exploring the city and looking at different architecture in the neighborhoods. I love it there.
The Hitman video game is known for its great action sequences. What will this film add to the action genre?
QUINTO: There’s a style to the movie. Óttar Guðnason, who is our D.P., and Aleksander Bach, our director, were able to do some amazing cinematographic work. The cinematography in the film is enormously impressive. There’s a patina to it that is really cool. I haven’t seen it yet and I don’t know how it will come together, or the degree to which it will succeed visually. But from what I saw on set, in the monitors, and the sequence that they put together as a teaser while we were making the movie, I was pretty blown away, especially knowing what the budget it. I think they did some remarkable work. Hopefully, there is an element of character to it, as well. With Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann and myself, there are some really cool actors involved. I’m excited to see what happens with it, for sure.
As a fan of Homeland, have you put in your bid with Rupert Friend to come do the show?
QUINTO: I would love to be on that show. Although, I don’t know if I could do it. They’re in Cape Town now, working down in South Africa, and I’m a homebody. I’m grateful that I was able to work in L.A. for a number of years, and now in New York. So, we’ll see.