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Paul Walker Is The New Hitman
As Fox reloads the game adaptation

06 February 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Paul Walker, Hitman Absolution

The last time 20th Century Fox attempted to mine the Square Enix video game series Hitman, it used a director with one film under his belt (Xavier Gens), a script by Skip Woods and an actor known for brooding performances (Timothy Olyphant). The result was a critical flop but put nearly $100 million worldwide in the bank. Now, of course, the studio is thinking reboot, with Paul Walker as the barcoded baldie who has a way with a weapon.

This go-around, the man behind the camera is Aleksander Bach, who has even less big screen experience than Gens but who boasts a hefty roster of respected commercials. And who is writing script? Step forward Skip Woods once more.

Walker will step into Agent 47’s sharp suit and shiny bonce as the genetically engineered assassin for the new film, which Bach will shoot in Berlin and Singapore, though the plot is being kept under wraps for now. If the history of the game and the original 2007 film is anything to judge by, lots of bullets will fly and plenty of blood will flow. We're just hoping that it makes a bit more sense than that effort, which even Olyphant couldn't save.

Before he submits to the razor’s edge (or the bald cap’s embrace), Walker will be back on our screens for the explosion of vehicular warfare that is Fast & Furious 6. It drives on to our screens on May 24 and you can check out the latest trailer below. Wonder if PW will get shiny head grooming tips from his old pal Vin Diesel? 


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alone on this maby
Paul walker i think this is an interesting choice of agent 47 and he could do a good job. theres a lot of places that 47 can be taken and could if possible be made in 2 a 2-3 part mission with a lot of detail but script has to better than good though. More

Posted by chrisharvey1551 at 19:30 on 03 March 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Studio doesn't learn.....
When will studios learn than Agent 47 isn't an interesting character at all and the reason the games were successful was because of the gameplay that cannot be replicated in a movie? More

Posted by directorscut at 21:38 on 09 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Studio doesn't learn.....
L: UTB Statham? pfft. It should be Mark Strong. t should. But then again it should just be the game's voice actor since they modelled it on him to start with. At least this guy looks a bit more the part, but I still expect it to be equally bad if not worse than the first movie. More

Posted by rich at 18:34 on 09 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Why??
ive just been looking at pics, and he might not be a bad casting call actually! I imagine it will be the script etc that will make this an inevitable pile cack More

Posted by Dannybohy at 12:44 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Why??
L: spamfiend Am I alone in the fact I enjoyed the Hitman movie?? I thought Olyphant was good as Agent 47 and the film was about as good as I ever expected. Bearing in mind some of the other game/movie tie ins, this ranks high for me! tumbleweed* More

Posted by Dannybohy at 12:42 on 08 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Why??
L: spamfiend Am I alone in the fact I enjoyed the Hitman movie?? I thought Olyphant was good as Agent 47 and the film was about as good as I ever expected. Bearing in mind some of the other game/movie tie ins, this ranks high for me! gree'd, some of the pacing and plot was a bit off but I thought it was a pretty decent stab at a game tie in. Olyphant does a pretty decent turn and Olga gets nekkid in it which is worth an extra star on it's own! The thought of Paul Walker playi More

Posted by Don_a_van at 17:01 on 07 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Why??
Get Justin Lin to direct More

Posted by musht at 21:37 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Why??
Am I alone in the fact I enjoyed the Hitman movie?? I thought Olyphant was good as Agent 47 and the film was about as good as I ever expected. Bearing in mind some of the other game/movie tie ins, this ranks high for me! More

Posted by spamfiend at 18:42 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Studio doesn't learn.....
Ill watch it when its £3 in Morrisons More

Posted by Dannybohy at 15:49 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Studio doesn't learn.....
I cant wait for this. It's gonna be awesome! I'm sorry I can't keep that up. I'd rather have sex with a meat grinder than watch this pap! More

Posted by Artoo at 15:47 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Studio doesn't learn.....
Statham? pfft. It should be Mark Strong. More

Posted by UTB at 15:41 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Studio doesn't learn.....
No surprise there then. More

Posted by Tootled at 14:48 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

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Just get Statham FFS and be done with it!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 14:38 on 06 February 2013 | Report This Post

Oh good jesus.
My knee jerk reaction to this is that it's gonna be fucking awful. But then I said the same thing when I heard Heath Ledger (god bless him) was cast as The Joker. Look how well that turned out. More

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