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.
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Paul Walker to Star as ‘Agent 47’ in ‘Hitman’ Remake for Fox

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 21st, 2015.

Sources:Deadline

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  • Monkey-Boy • 1 year ago

    Reading these comments now is depressing. RIP Paul Walker.

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    • Donald-Loveless-Wilkerson • 2 years ago

      Paul Walker is to be the next 47?

      Why not Zoidberg?

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      • skywise • 2 years ago

        It really shouldnt even be done.

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        • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

          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.

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          • thedude-abides • 2 years ago

            @moviefreak97 My thoughts exactly.

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            • kingbrady • 2 years ago

              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

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              • @thedude1 what was his idea?

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                • thedude1 • 2 years ago

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

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                  • moviefreak97 • 2 years ago

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

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                    • justinishulk • 2 years ago

                      Oh no.. it is a dream right?

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                      • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

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

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                        • felipe-11 • 2 years ago

                          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.

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                          • justice-kowaleski • 2 years ago

                            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.

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                            • jimthar • 2 years ago

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

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                              • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

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

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                                • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                  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.

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                                  • corey • 2 years ago

                                    @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.

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                                    • mr-k • 2 years ago

                                      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!

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                                      • u1sart • 2 years ago

                                        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

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                                        • 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!

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