Paul Walker to headline Hitman reboot

News Simon Brew 6 Feb 2013 - 06:48

Timothy Olyphant is out and Paul Walker is in, as Fox presses ahead with a new Hitman movie...

20th Century Fox is set to have another go at bringing the Hitman videogame franchise to the big screen, as it's been revealed that a reboot is on the cards.

The first Hitman movie starred Timothy Olyphant, and was directed by Xavier Gens. It grossed $99.9m at the worldwide box office, and no sequel was ever forthcoming. The torch is thus now being passed over to Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, who's now going to be playing the title role. Once he's shaved his head, presumably.

In the director's chair this time is Aleksander Bach, who's directed lots of commercials, although this will be his feature film debut. Skip Woods, who penned the first Hitman movie, has co-written this one with Michael Finch. And the movie is going by the title of Agent 47.

Agent 47 will shoot this summer, presumably with an eye on a release next year.

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