Published On: Thu, Feb 7th, 2013

Paul Walker to star in ‘Hitman’ reboot titled ‘Agent 47’

Fox’s moves ahead on a reboot the Hitman franchise with Paul Walker in line to lead the forthcoming reboot.

Deadline confirms that film, titled Agent 47, in reference to the 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, but the film failed at the box office and with critics.

The studio now plans a fresh start with Walker, who will reportedly begin work on the project as soon as he finishes his press commitments on Fast & Furious 6.

Timothy Olyphant played the lead in "Hitman" but it failed at the box office, so Paul Walker will now take over.

Timothy Olyphant played the lead in “Hitman” but it failed at the box office, so Paul Walker will now take over.


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  1. First look at Rupert Friend with shaved head for ‘Agent 47,’ reboot to ‘Hitman’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Friend was cast the tragic passing of Paul Walker, who was set to play the titular character. […]

  2. ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ star Zachary Quinto cast in ‘Hitman’ sequel ‘Agent 47’ with Rupert Friend - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] 47 is the project that previously was cast with Paul Walker in the lead. After the actor died tragically in a car crash, the project was postponed from its initial […]

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