Paul Walker will head up Hitman reboot Agent 47

Those blonde locks will have to go…

Fox’s plans to reboot the Hitman franchise have taken a significant step forwards, with Paul Walker in line to lead the forthcoming reboot.

Titled Agent 47, in reference to the titular assassin’s identity number, the film will reimagine the exploits of the genetically engineered and cloned killer who first made his name in a popular series of videogames.

Fox had initially planned for the original film to become the first part of a franchise, with Timothy Olyphant reprising the title role throughout a series of adventures. However, a critical mauling and lukewarm box-office soon put paid to that plan.

With Walker in the lead, however, the studio is clearly keen on a fresh start. The star will reportedly begin work on the project as soon as he finishes his press commitments on Fast & Furious 6.

Whether or not the world is screaming out for another Hitman film is another matter, although it will at least be interesting to see Walker in a role that requires a slightly harder edge… and the loss of those famous blonde locks.

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    • Andy85

      Feb 6th 2013, 18:03

      This is going to be a big pile of turd just like the original. Paul Walker is as wooden as Pinocchio, good enough for an all out action packed flick like the F&F franchise when no-one really cares what he says or does but to carry a film from start to finish this is going to be a snooze fest. I thought they are supposed to try and improve on the original cast when trying to reboot a franchise??

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 6th 2013, 18:42

      The original really isn't that bad, it's one of the few video game adaptations that are actually watchable. Their plan is to replace Sheriff Bullock with the pretty boy from Fast and Furious.......FAIL.

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    • Hadouken76

      Feb 6th 2013, 20:17

      Bryan Cranston would have nailed it.

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    • Ali1748

      Feb 7th 2013, 11:41

      Wlater White is too old for Hitman.

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    • tommywood

      Feb 10th 2013, 14:22

      Why not just dress a turd in a suit while they're at it!

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