Paul Walker to Star as 'Agent 47' in 'Hitman' Remake for Fox

Aleksander Bach will be directing this action reboot, which is being penned by 'A Good Day to Die Hard''s Skip Woods and Michael Finch.

Paul Walker to star as Agent 47 in Fox's Hitman remake
Paul Walker to star as Agent 47 in Fox's Hitman remake
Twentieth Century Fox is planning a reboot of Square Enix's video game adaptation Hitman with Paul Walker taking the lead as Agent 47. Timothy Olyphant originated the role in Fox's 2007 flop Hitman, which failed to ignite a franchise.

The film, to be titled Agent 47, is written by A Good Day to Die Hard scribes Skip Woods and Michael Finch. No plot details have been released.

Commercials director Aleksander Bach is making his feature helming debut with Chuck Gordon, Alex Young, and Adrian Askarieh producing.

Hitman was directed by Xavier Gens and was also written by Skip Woods back in 2007. The project brought in over $100 million dollars worldwide.

Production will begin in Berlin and Singapore this June. It is not yet clear if Paul Walker will go completely bald for the role of Agent 47, as Timothy Olyphant did back in 2007.

Hitman: Agent 47 comes to theaters August 27th, 2015 and stars Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto, Hannah Ware, Thomas Kretschmann, Ciarán Hinds. The film is directed by Aleksander Bach.



Sources: Deadline

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  1. Monkey Boy

    Reading these comments now is depressing. RIP Paul Walker.

    11 months agoby @Monkey-BoyFlag

  2. Donald Loveless Wilkerson

    Paul Walker is to be the next 47?

    Why not Zoidberg?

    2 years agoby @Donald-Loveless-WilkersonFlag

  3. skywise

    It really shouldnt even be done.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. thedude-abides

    I seriously hope video game adaptations don't start doing the cbm thing, with a reboot coming out every couple years. Granted, every single one of them could use a reboot, but if they're not taking the necessary steps necessary to actually improve upon the previous films, which it doesn't appear that they are, then there's no point.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  5. thedude-abides

    @moviefreak97 My thoughts exactly.

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  6. kingbrady

    im sorry this makes no sense to me....Paul Walker needs to be bald....Olyphant was hard to think of until i saw him but realistically cast Statham at least it makes more sense......we all seen Walker's films and frankly he needs to be detached from the world, his stupid grin doesnt work well with 47...u need a better actor, but then again this isnt an oscar type script/movie franchise

    2 years agoby @kingbradyFlag

  7. TheDude1

    The studio wouldn't use Skip Woods original idea the first time around so I doubt anything good will come out of this.

    2 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  8. MovieFreak97

    Its from the same writer as the first. Not a good sign.

    2 years agoby @moviefreak97Flag

  9. justinishulk

    Oh no.. it is a dream right?

    2 years agoby @justinishulkFlag

  10. Replicant

    @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen lol agreed. Vin Diesel playing this character would be the biggest and funniest miscast of the year. What about Mark Strong?

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  11. Replicant

    The worst thing about this news isn't the casting, it's the fact that Skip Woods is writing it. He's the guy who wrote the first Hitman movie, and he's written much worse movies than that.

    Paul is underrated but he's a terrible choice for this. And directed by a newcomer? This movie is gonna be so cheap it might make enough back to not flop, but critics are gonna have a field day with it.

    You know who should play Agent 47? Mark Strong. Nuff said.

    2 years agoby @felipe-11Flag

  12. Justice Kowaleski

    No this shouldnt happen Agent 47 is not this guy. I would say get Jason Statham yeah hes kinda old but as @u1sart said the transporter films although not about an assassin are the best hitman movies lol.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  13. Jimthar

    vin diesel is perfect for KRATOS, not this. honestly if patrick stewart were a lot younger, he'd be perfect for this.

    2 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  14. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Great.......the last was a dribble

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  15. Writer220

    Paul would be better as Agent O, no one has pushed him to be a better actor. Until then, he needs to learn his lines instead of reading them.

    2 years agoby @writer220Flag

  16. Corey W.

    @dan1 What makes you say that? If it's advertised better than the last Hitman movie I can see it doing decent. Depends what month is comes out too.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  17. Mr.K

    This movie is gonna be terrible. Paul Walker is the wrong choice for the role of Agent 47 and again, they have to hire a F*CKING COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR THAT DOESN"T KNOW HOW TO DIRECT AN ACTUAL GODDAMN MOVIE!!! First the Robotech movie on hiring a commercial director that doesn't know NOTHING about Robotech and now this. Somebody slap me!

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  18. u1sart

    Actually I think the right person to play hitman is Jason Statham.. he fits the profile to a tee.. think am lying look at all his transporter films in his suit and u will see what am talkin bout

    2 years agoby @u1sartFlag

  19. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    this would pretty much just as bad, or even worse then having olyphant play hitman. I always thought either jon hamm would be the best choice, it should be someone older and more mature looking. And no Vin Diesel and Jason stathom are sh*tty choices. just because they are bald does not mean they look like the part!

    2 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  20. Pjwolsker

    Timothy Olyphant is the man.. Paul Walker will not bring as good of a performance as he did. Id rather wait for Tim to make another one then watch Paul Walker attempt to act

    2 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  21. Dan

    This will flop. Hard.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  22. Cheetoboy

    Honestly I always thought Vin Diesal would have made a good hitman, he almost looks just like the character

    2 years agoby @cheetoboyFlag

  23. Ownsin

    @artkid04 Then you are a fool... You also probably haven't played any of the Hitman games... Ignorant hick, don't comment about something you don't know about.

    2 years agoby @ownsinFlag

  24. artkid04

    love paul walker, he's gonna be good as Agent 47

    2 years agoby @artkid04Flag

  25. ejk1

    Regardless about how anyone feels about Walker, thanks to Bill Simmons I will from now on and always think of and refer to Walker as "Keanu 2.0." Thank you, Bill.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. Thomas Clarke (Kiion)

    Walker as 47? i Cannot see it i have to be honest haha, he is a good actor in action roles though so maybe it will work. Have to wait and see, plus just to see him without any hair is a sight on its own.

    2 years agoby @thomasclarkeFlag

  27. Ownsin

    Horrible horrible casting choice... I just don't get Hollywood? i mean seriously with? Paul Walker? he doesn't even look one bit as Agent 47... Why not cast David Bateson? he is already an actor.. Yes he isn't that popular or known, but he is the voice of 47 in the games, and the character is designed after him! not to mention he is the perfect casting role for Agent 47. I just don't get these studios...

    2 years agoby @ownsinFlag

  28. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @skywise Makes sense. Considering how much is subtracted from the total gross. Half from domestic and almost half from overseas. I wouldn't be surprised if the studio only took 5 million, if not less. (I learn as I got from my studies), so I guess it would be considered a flop. But, with new markets opening and the latest video games invigorating the character, I'm open to a new movie, I just don't think Walker can sell the role

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  29. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus thats a head scratcher..

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag