Character Spotlight: Agent 47

Agent 47 a.k.a Hitman is the protagonist of the Hitman series and a contract killer, consistently recognized as the world’s deadliest, most discrete and skilled assassin.

OCCUPATION: Hired Gun, Mercenary, and Assassin, 
DOB: September 5, 1964
BIRTHPLACE: Romanian Asylum
BASE OF OPERATION: Formally International Contract Agency now Freelancer
WEIGHT: Unknown
HAIR: Bald
TATTOO: He had the number 640509-040147 tattooed on the back of his head (“64-05-09” is his date of birth, “04” marks the Series IV, “01” is for what class he is and “47” is the order he was cloned as well as the name he is called), followed several years later by a UPC code when the technology was available.

FIRST APPEARANCE: Hitman: Codename 47


In the Hitman game series and the Hitman novel, 47 is a genetically-enhanced clone and the culmination of decades of secret research into gene augmentation. His creation was funded by a cabal of bald criminal masterminds who donated their own DNA to the project.

In the first Hitman game, five men of various nationalities served in the same unit of the French Foreign Legion. After their stint was finished, four of those men returned to their respective countries and founded their own criminal empires. The remaining one, Dr. Otto Ort-Meyer, ran a mental institution which he used as a cover for genetic experiments. In exchange for research funding, Ort-Meyer provided his former comrades with donor organs harvested from clone bodies, which significantly extended their longevity. In Hitman: Codename 47, each of Ort-Meyer’s accomplices are said to be 60–70 years old but appear 10–20 years younger.

The men whose DNA contributed to 47’s creation are often referred to within the series as the “Five Fathers”, consisting of Dr. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer, Lee Hong, Pablo Ochoa, Franz Fuchs andArkadij Jegorov. Otto Wolfgang Ort-Meyer is a discredited German scientist living in Romania, whose radical theories were deemed insane by his peers.[3] Ort-Meyer believed that genetic recombination and human cloning could be used to produce a perfected version of the human species, superior in strength and mind and unburdened by conscience. His ultimate goal, unbeknownst to his associates, was to create an army of flawless and unquestioningly obedient supermen.[4] When Ort-Meyer’s associates become suspicious of his motives, he employs 47 to systematically eliminate each of them. When 47 discovers Ort-Meyer’s plans, he manages to eradicate his latest series of clones, known as the Mr. 48s, and snaps Ort-Meyer’s neck.

Lee Hong is a Chinese crime lord. Hong eventually rose to the head of the Red Dragon triad, becoming a powerful ganglord in Hong Kong. 47 weakens Hong’s influence before assassinating him.

Pablo Belisario Ochoa is a notorious Latin American drug dealer and formed his own drug cartel by violently eliminating his rivals. However, his methods earned him great animosity, and he was eventually forced to flee to a compound deep inside the Colombian rainforest. Pablo appears to be heavily-inspired by fictional character Tony Montana from the film “Scarface“.

Franz Fuchs is a former member of the Hitler Youth, apparently resenting the collapse of fascism. He developed a career as a professional terrorist-for-hire, organizing attacks such as the attempted chemical bombing of the G7 leadership. He works closely with his brother and partner, Fritz (therefore making Fritz 47’s “uncle”). He also kills Fabian Fuchs, the youngest brother and “uncle”. It isn’t revealed whether or not Fuchs is based on the real life Franz Fuchs, who was also a terrorist.

The final person who contributed to 47’s DNA was Arkadij “Boris” Jegorov. Jegorov was a staunch anti-Communist. Jegorov became a worldwide arms dealer who smuggled weaponry for his older brother, Russian mafia boss Sergei Zavorotko (therefore making him 47’s “Uncle”).[5] At the time of his death, he attempted to traffic in nuclear weapons.

Ort-Meyer’s research produced many failed attempts and aborted mutants, including Mr. 17, but ultimately he managed to perfect the process enough to produce an assembly line of genetically augmented clones. 47 belonged to Ort-Meyer’s fourth series of clones, possessing a 47th chromosome which, combined with DNA harvested from the world’s most dangerous criminals, endowed him with levels of strength, speed, stamina, and intelligence significantly above the human norm.

In Hitman: Blood Money, it is explained that American interests had repeatedly attempted to replicate Ort-Meyer’s success, but were largely unsuccessful. 47 is the only successful healthy cloned specimen, and nothing has yet come to parallel him; while other attempts have come close, they were plagued by problems such as albinism and extremely short lifespans (eighteen months). Ort-Meyer’s research was distributed among many covert cloning labs, but is insufficient; a sample of 47’s bone marrow is needed to fill in the DNA gaps, making him an extremely valuable specimen.


Born on 5 September 1964, in Romania and tagged with the identity 640509-040147 on the back of his head, 47 was raised with the other “Series IV” clones by the asylum’s staff. From the beginning, Dr. Ort-Meyer identified 47 as his most promising creation. While maturing, 47 was quiet and showed little social behavior, his only display of affection being toward a runaway laboratory rabbit he adopted much to Ort-Meyer’s displeasure. 47 also had a fairly negative relationship with the asylum staff, attributed to his chronic uneasiness stemming from his regular medical checkups and frequent injections. On one occasion, 47 stabbed a doctor repeatedly with several needles, prompting Ort-Meyer to increase the personnel assigned to him.

Along with the other clones, 47 was trained from youth to kill efficiently. Instructed in the use of firearms, military and government hardware, and more classic tools of assassination, 47 can wield virtually any weapon with ease. During his training, he was noted for his exceptional marksmanship, as well as for attacking the asylum staff with homemade slingshots, all of which were promptly confiscated.

After 30 years of relentless training under the tutelage of Dr. Ort-Meyer, 47 discovered a gap in the asylum’s security. After escaping his cell and killing a security guard, 47 disguised himself in the guard’s uniform and escaped from the asylum grounds. Unbeknownst to him, 47’s escape was deliberately orchestrated by Ort-Meyer, who concluded that 47’s escape into the outside world was the final challenge in his training.

Even though 47 is meant to be a heartless killing machine he shows signs of morality, seen in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin confessing his sins (killing people for money) to Father Vittorio. 47 also seems to have good relationships with animals since he can be seen playing with a rabbit at young age in the asylum and also having a yellow canary in Hitman: Blood Money (despite deliberately killing it in the cut-scene before Requiem).

Agent 47 approaches his assassinations with professionalism, and prefers to avoid killing anyone besides his designated targets. He will, however, not show any hesitation or remorse when it comes to killing witnesses and other potential threats to his mission.

Agent 47 generally speaks in a monotonous, proper, non-threatening tone, rarely swearing, or even raising his voice. 47 also has a blank and somewhat sinister facial expression, often scanning the scene with his eyes; the only other facial expression 47 has been known to show is pain.

47 seems to also be an accomplished conversationalist despite the fact he’s extremely reserved, often able to fool and manipulate people with convincing lies and bluffs. Hitman: Enemy Within shows that he has the capability to act far out of his normal personality to imitate people, such as a cocky womanizing biker.


47 was soon employed by the International Contract Agency, a clandestine organization providing assassination and mercenary services. With a lifetime of training and genetically augmented physical abilities, 47 soon rose to become the Agency’s most effective and most requested employee. He retired between the events of Hitman: Codename 47 and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, before later returning to work there. He enjoys his only notable human friendship with his manager-of-sorts, Diana. After the events of Hitman: Contracts, which makes the I.C.A. much less powerful, 47 briefly threatens to find a new employer. He continues with the I.C.A. until the events of Hitman: Blood Money, in which the organization is momentarily destroyed, loses all assassins, and 47 falsely believes Diana betrayed him and tried to kill him. At the end of the game, the I.C.A. returns to power, though Diana admits to a client of royalty that she currently cannot provide 47’s services, and has “completely lost track of him”. The last scene of the game shows 47 walking into an illegal-activity Chinese business, using a fake name and asking what they have to sell, “preferably in the back”.


As a class one type clone, 47 can be seen performing physical tasks more efficiently than an average human. 47 has mastered the art of stealth, being able to sneak up on almost anybody and quietly neutralize them. 47 also has an expert level understanding in the use of disguises in order to access unauthorized areas of a location. He is physically strong – being able to climb pipes, move and dispose of bodies, and jump from balcony to balcony with minimum effort. 47 is noted to be a skilled driver, as he can be seen piloting airplanes and helicopters.

Trained extensively in armed and unarmed combat and in the use of improvised weapons, such as explosives, sniper rifles, automatic weapons and bladed weapons, 47 is fully adept at surveying his environment and using it to his advantage. He is also resourceful enough to maintain anonymity by avoiding leaving forensic evidence for law enforcement agencies to discover through various methods. 47 is skilled in infiltration, ex-filtration, and evasion, as well as the traditional art of assassination as seen when carrying out contracts. On site, he can slip past guards without arousing too much suspicion.

He is a perfect marksman, so well that newspaper in Blood Money called him “legendary Agent 47”.

47 also has a detailed understanding of human anatomy and human nature, shown through his use of poisons, and sedatives, as well as striking vital points when strangling or using hand to hand combat. He also knows how best to move throughout an area without catching the attention of civilians or armed guards.


Throughout the games, 47 can use a variety of weapons and objects he finds, but he has a predefined selection of these:

Suit: his professional attire worn when taking out the assignments.
Silverballer: 47’s trademark weapon.
Fiber Wire: allows 47 to strangle anyone from behind within 5 to 6 seconds.
Syringes: 47 can kill or sedate NPC’s with this perfect for getting rid of witnesses
Coin: used to distract people, can be used as bait. perfect for distracting NPCs
Binocular: used for recon.

-Brian Lansangan
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Jurassic Park 4 to be released in 2012

A fourth entry in the Jurassic Park franchise has been in various stages of development for quite some time now. While the prospect of the film moving forward seemed to dwindle as time went on, there have been some major developments on the Jurassic Park 4 front as of late.

During last year’s Comic-Con, Steven Spielberg announced that he already worked out the story for “Jurassic Park 4” and was hoping to make the film in two or three years. Then last month, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver were hired to write the script.

Steve got the chance to speak with producer Frank Marshall in anticipation of the release of The Bourne Legacy, and the producer talked a bit about Jurassic Park 4, revealing that they plan on having it in theaters within two years.

He went on to say that it’s definitely a sequel, and even though Spielberg won’t be directing, he’ll be heavily involved in the development. And the reason why Marshall and Spielberg are so interested in the fourth film, is because there’s an opportunity to take advantage of all the technological advancements that have been made in recent years.

“That’s what’s gonna be great about it, technology hass taken a leap now that we can really do some great things,” he said, adding that the dinosaurs won’t all be CGI because practical effects feel more realistic to audiences.

-Brian Lansangan

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Fan Film Corner: "Street Fighter x Tekken: The Devil Within"

Thousand Pound Action Company’s short: “Street Fighter x Tekken: The Devil Within” is this week’s Fan Film Corner Selection!!

LOWDOWN:Both hide in the depths of one’s soul and are unrelenting powers that plague the heroes of the Tekken and Street fighter universes respectively. “Is the quest for power just when the cost is your own humanity?” When these two powers discover the existence of one another, it changes the fate of many warriors from both worlds.

When the renowned world warrior Ryu, (from Street Fighter lore) begins to struggle with the darkness inside (The “Satsui no hadou”) it attracts the attention of a man who has come to fully accept his own darkness, Kazuya Mishima (Tekken series regular). With the Devil Gene howling inside Ryu’s mind, Kazuya attacks, catching him off guard and taking advantage of his battle within. Who will win when these worlds collide?

I ran into this video by accident while researching videos and looking for anything on Street Fighter’s Ryu for next character spotlight. Man, I was literally blown away by this video, Mad Kudos to the Thousand Pound Action Company and their fight team for making such an action packed short with Ryu and Kazuya from Tekken with an appearance with Ken Masters from Street Fighter as well. I also checked out their other video: “Naruto Shippuden: Dreamers Fight” which will also be our next Fan Film Corner Selection and is also worth watching as well. Great Action, Short Dialogue which makes it perfect, amazing effects and great locations for the film.

Blown away by the action in this film, Short to nearly no Dialogue which keeps the pace going and intensity up and Great Special Effects with an amazing location for the fights. Definitely a watch if your fan of Street Fighter and Tekken.


4 templar crosses out of 5
Deserves a watch whether your fan of Street Fighter and Tekken or not



Directer – Christopher Cowan

Co-Director – Haile Lee

Executive Producers – Christopher Cowan and Haile Lee

Producers – Emily Ruth Carter and Lauren Bentle

Choreography – Vonzell Carter

Ken – Reuben Langdon

Ryu – Dan Southworth

Kazuya – Mark Musashi

Jin – Brendon Huor

-Brian Lansangan
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Finding Nemo 2 Announced!!

Andrew Stanton, the man behind the Toy Story series, Monsters, Inc., and Wall-E, has been selected by Disney and Pixar to direct the much-anticipated SEQUEL for his possibly best-known work, Finding Nemo!

According to industry insiders, despite the writer/director’s epic flop with his debut live-action feature, John Carter, Andrew was able to present the studio with a concept for the second installment that was EXTREMELY well-received – so much so, in fact, that if all goes well with this, he’ll get another shot at helming live-action!

Unfortunately, no word yet on what kinds of shenanigans our beloved clownfish and forgetful regal tang will get into, but Victoria Krouse has been hired to pen the screenplay, and the finished product is expected to drop in 2016!

Fans of the animation studio should also know that the studio is still going to produce original movies. After Brave, Pixar is hard at work on three new original projects which will hit screens in the coming years: The Good Dinosaur (directed by Bob Peterson and slated for May 30, 2014); untitled inside the mind project (from Up’s Pete Doctor, with a June 19, 2015release); and an untitled movie about Dia de los muertos (directed by Nemo co-director Lee Unkrich).

-Brian Lansangan
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Movie Review: "TED"

Seth Macfarlene’s “TED” is our next selection for our latest movie review.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane brings his boundary-pushing brand of humor to the big screen for the first time as writer, director and voice star of “Ted.” In the live action/CG-animated comedy, he tells the story of John Bennett, a grown man who must deal with the cherished teddy bear who came to life as the result of a childhood wish… and has refused to leave his side ever since.

Ted is a 2012 American comedy film, co-written, produced and directed by Seth MacFarlane, who stars in it along with Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. The supporting cast includes Giovanni Ribisi, Joel McHale, Jessica Stroup, and Patrick Warburton. The film is the feature-length directorial debut of MacFarlane, produced by Media Rights Capital, and distributed by Universal Pictures.

The film delivers a laugh a minute. Filled with 80’s references and a side splitting ongoing Flash Gordon joke that’s nostalgic and reliably funny, especially for 30 somethings like me. Ted is the friend I wish I had, funny, perverted and oh so huggable.

The movie is truly about friendship and coming of age and despite it’s shallow plot it executes it’s goal (making you laugh) with a comedic pace that definitely merits the time you’ll spend watching it. It will require some suspension of all reality on your part but then again what did you expect from a movie about a living, walking, talking, beer drinking, pot smoking, cursing, fighting and lady loving teddy bear?

The acting is good and Mark W. is amazing. (This film is definitely not for sheltered kids) and Mila Kunis gets prettier with age and did great as the girlfriend. I had a fun time. No boring parts. Great guest star “Flash Gordon”, (Sam J Jones) still knows how to party. Giovanni Ribisi does a super job as the creepy dad character. Even the narrater (Patrick Stewart) was funny!

If I had to define this movie in two words, they would be hilariously awesome. Ted was just plain great, great story, great acting, hilarious jokes, and just an overally great feel to the film. Unlike many comedies nowadays this one actually gets you to care for the characters. Ted was just a great film. If you don’t enjoy crude humour then you won’t enjoy this at all. Every joke involved is crude, from rascist jokes, to smoking and drinking, to fat jokes, to every kind of crudeness you can think of, but what you have to realize though, is its a joke, nothing more, and frankly i found it absolutely freaking hilarious.

4 templar crosses out of 5 
if you don’t like crude then stay away, if you don’t mind crude then you’re sure to have a damn good time


Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett
Mila Kunis as Lori Collins
Seth MacFarlane as Ted (voice and motion capture)
Giovanni Ribisi as Donny
Joel McHale as Rex
Patrick Warburton as Guy
Matt Walsh as Thomas, John’s boss
Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn
Bill Smitrovich as Frank, Ted’s boss
Ralph Garman as Joe Bennett, John’s Dad
Alex Borstein as Gina Bennett, John’s Mom
Laura Vandervoort as Tanya Terry

-Brian Lansangan
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Comic Review: Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty

Gotham Central, Book 1: In the Line of Duty, is next selection on next Comic Review.

The first ten issues of the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series is collected in hardcover for the first time! Written by Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Greg Rucka (Detective Comics, 52), this series pitted the detectives of Gotham City’s Special Crimes Unit against the city’s greatest villains – in the shadow of Batman himself.

This volume collects two cases of the Gotham Special Crimes Unit. In the first, a cop is killed by Mister Freeze, and the squad is in a race against time to bring him in without the help of the Dark Knight. In the second story–the acclaimed, award-winning “Half a Life”–Detective Renee Montoya is outed as a lesbian and finds her work environment and personal life turned upside down. Things only become more complicated when she’s kidnapped by Two-Face. This debut volume features an introduction by acclaimed mystery author Lawrence Block.

If any series ever deserved the hardcover reprint treatment, Gotham Central is it. The book is as good as any police procedural on television, giving names and personalities to the Gotham police force that up until that point had been relegated to minor background characters and cannon fodder for Joker, Two-Face and the like. A tragic run-in with Mr. Freeze in the opening pages is enough to suck readers in, and Rucka and Brubaker continually drive home the cost of being a good cop in a city that relies on Batman for protection. Honestly, Batman’s portrayal during this era of comics was never great, often crossing the line from being edgy and gritty into just being unlikable. Gotham Central really puts this in perspective with the cops only asking for assistance from Batman as an absolute last resort (a theme that intensifies in the next volume). Also spotlighted this volume is the relationship between Renee Montoya and Two-Face, which Rucka had been steadily building since Batman: No Man’s Land, Vol. 2.

I am very please with the product by DC and the team. Brubaker, Rucka, and Lark created characters that are three-dimensional, and not the same out boring cops. Every character has their flaws, and some more than others. This is not a pretty world that the cops live in with the madness that is Gotham City. There are egos, conflicts, and that just in the department.

A great read for adult Batman fans. There’s not much of the Bat, but I found that refreshing. It focuses on the cops, and their resentment toward Batman for solving the crimes they cannot. I really started empathizing with each of the characters. The art is also very nice, and evokes a Year One quality. Highly recommended. I’d love to see this made into a TV show on HBO.

-Brian Lansangan
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*NEW Man of Steel Teaser Trailer

Showing before “The Dark Knight Rises”, Legendary Pictures and DC comics unveiled the teaser trailer for “Man of Steel”, The upcoming epic film featuring our favorite son from Krypton.

Clark Kent is a journalist in his twenties who was adopted as a child by Martha and Jonathan Kent after he was transported to Earth from the dying planet Krypton. Raised with the values of his adoptive parents, he feels alienated because of his unique super abilities and struggles to find his place in life. When the world is attacked, he becomes the hero Superman to protect its people.

“Man of Steel” is an upcoming American superhero film under the development of Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer. Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the film will be a reboot of the Superman film series.

Kevin Costner Voiceover

Russell Crowe Voiceover

Director: Zack Snyder

Writers: David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story)

Stars: Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe and Amy Adams

-Brian Lansangan
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Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

This Week’s “On The Go” Movie Reviews selection is “The Dark Knight Rises“, the epic conclusion to the astonishing Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy.


Having assumed responsibility for the crimes of District Attorney Harvey Dent in order to protect his reputation, Batman is chased into exile by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, the appearance of the mysterious Selina Kyle sets in motion a chain of events culminating in the arrival of Bane, a ruthless terrorist with plans to destroy Gotham City. With the future of the city at stake, Batman must emerge from his exile and confront Bane to bring about an end to his reign of terror.


The TDKR is tightly woven with a thick and gritty story, full of action, suspense and surprises for our dearly loved Caped Crusader. The Dark Knight Rises most definitely leaves you wanting more but at least satisfied with a strong incredible and powerful ending. An entertaining and mesmerising masterpiece from Christopher Nolan with all members of the A-list cast giving solid performances throughout especially by Michael Caine and Joseph Gordon-Levitt who deliver very Powerful performances. I got to see a more human and emotional Bruce Wayne played by Christian Bale. TDKR shows bits from many of “Batman” comic storylines such as “No Man’s Land” and “Knightfall”. The best super hero movie I have ever seen in my lifetime by far. The emotional depth they put into every character was flawless, everyone had a back story you could relate to.  Its not every day a sequel surpasses the first movie and the final surpasses them all . The way they made every movie tie into each other was done masterfully. An epic conclusion to one of the best modern era trilogy’s.

“The Dark Knight Rises” takes a seat at the adults table, while the Marvel franchises sit at the kiddy table. TDKR is dark, captivating, and entertaining to say the least. The action sequences are flawlessly executed, and the acting is in as high a gear as the Batmobile. Amazingly, awesomely, spectacularly, extraordinarily, stupendously mind-blowing splendid job from genius at work Christopher Nolan… everything in the movie is perfect as the Mona Lisa painting… trust me guys.. a must watch… Highly Recommended!!!

5 templar crosses out of 5


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Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman, Matthew Modine, Ben Mendelsohn, Burn Gorman, Alon Moni Aboutboul, Juno Temple, Daniel Sunjata, Chris Ellis, Tom Conti, Nestor Carbonell, Brett Cullen, Aidan Gillen, Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson

Director: Christopher Nolan

Screenwriters: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan; story by Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer; based on characters created by Bob Kane

Producers: Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan, Charles Roven

Executive producers: Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy, Thomas Tull

Director of photography: Wally Pfister

Production designers: Nathan Crowley, Kevin Kavanaugh

Costume designer: Lindy Hemming

Editor: Lee Smith

Music: Hans Zimmer

Visual effects supervisor: Paul Franklin

Special effects supervisor: Chris Corbould

-Brian Lansangan
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14 People Killed at "The Dark Knight Rises" Premiere

Sad news to report out  in Aurora, Colorado is that 14 people are dead and up to 50 injured after a masked gunman opened fire at a late-night screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises.
14 people in Aurora, Colorado are dead, and over 50 are wounded, after a gunman entered a screening of The Dark Knight Rises early this morning and opened fire. Sources in Aurora, located about 9 miles outside of Denver, say the man entered through the emergency exit about 40 minutes into a midnight screening of the film, set off a smoke device at the front of the screen, and opened fire.

Police have taken a suspect into custody. A man said to be in his early 20s carrying a knife, rifle and handgun and wearing a bulletproof vest was arrested without a struggle in a car park behind the cinema. The police chief, Dan Oates in the Denver suburb of Aurora, where the shooting took place, said there was no evidence of a second gunman.

“This is a horrific event,” Dan Oates told reporters. He said police had checked for explosives in the cinema and car park and secured both areas. “Our hearts go out to all of the family. We have mobilised the witnesses that we could get our hands on to an area high school where de-briefings are under way,” he said. Local hospitals were alerted to a “mass casualty incident”. Media reports said 10 people died at the scene and four died later in hospital. A witness told CNN: “We heard anywhere from 10 to 20 shots and little explosions going on. Shortly after that we heard people screaming. Then they came on PA system and said everyone needed to get out. As soon as we got out, there were people running around and screaming.”

 Other witnesses said the gunman opened fire during a shootout scene in the movie, leading to confusion. Police said the first emergency call was made at 00.39am local time. A spokeswoman for Denver’s Swedish Medical Center said three people had been admitted to the hospital with gunshot wounds and were in a critical condition.Another hospital, Denver Health, had received six wounded, one of whom was in critical condition, a spokeswoman said.
It’s hard to know what more to say about something so horrifying, especially with so little information out there. We’ll bring you more as we can, but in the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families from all of us here at Templar Digital and the people of Aurora for whom going to the movies will mean something different for a long time. Actually, that last part applies to all of us, this isn’t just going to change the way we talk about The Dark Knight Rises, but the entire experience of going to the movies.

-Eric Chacón
-Brian Lansangan
-Alexander Gothelf
-Kevin Tenorio

"Tickle your Pickle": Ultra Combos

Ultra Combos brought to you by the Thousand Pounds Action Team is this week’s selection for “Tickle Your Pickle”.

Thousand Pounds Action Company is an independent company, based out of Los Angeles, California, co-created by Christopher C. Cowan, Vonzell Carter and Darren Bailey in 2010, who produces short action films which include an Asian martial arts sensibility, as well as visual effects. The team consists of various actors, stunt performers, and fight choreographers, all who have a martial arts background. Chris Cowan serves as director, editor, director of photography and lead visual effects artist. It is stated on the company’s Facebook page, “We hope to gain investments for our own projects and to be available to help the needs of other filmmakers and artists. We also have committed to continue making exciting adaptive and original films.”

Ultra Combos inspired by Street Fighter 4 and performed by Thousand Pounds Action Team.

Vonzell Carter
James Young
David ‘Dax’ Bauer
Amy Johnston
Anna Kristina Ranoso
Mickey Facchinello
Niki Kristina
Brendon Huor


Vonzell Carter
James Young
David ‘Dax’ Bauer
Darren Bailey
Christopher C. Cowan


Christopher C. Cowan
Canon 7D
10-22mm, 28-135mm
-Brian Lansangan
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