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Fox Will Make Another Hitman Movie, This Time With Paul Walker

"Mia, I'm a hitman."

"No Vin, I don't know why they went to me instead of you. Yes Vin, I know you're already bald."

Sort of great news for those who loved the idea of a Hitman movie, but weren't exactly thrilled with the Hitman movie that actually came out. According to Deadline, Fox is prepping an all new Hitman film, currently titled Agent 47, and already has a new actor attached to play the role of the titular bald-headed, bar-coded superhuman killer.

That actor? Paul Walker.

Yes, the monotone handsome boy of the Fast & Furious film series is reportedly attached to take over for Timothy Olyphant, whose own spin on the monotone killer didn't necessarily leave many fans satisfied. Well, to be fair, a lot about the original Hitman movie left people deeply unsatisfied for a variety of reasons, but Olyphant's ill-fitting casting didn't do anyone favors.

Still, that movie made in the neighborhood of $100 million in worldwide ticket sales, so it's no surprise Fox would be interested in rebooting the franchise. This time, they'll do it with a script from A Good Day to Die Hard scribes Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and the direction of first-timer Aleksander Bach, a "highly-regarded commercials director."

In case you've forgotten what the original Hitman was like, I've embedded our own Ryan Davis' analysis of the film below. When you're watching the clips, just replace Olyphant's face with Walker's vacant stare, and imagine him saying things like "Remember bro how we used to assassinate bros back in the day, bro?" It's fun!

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Posted by alex
"No Vin, I don't know why they went to me instead of you. Yes Vin, I know you're already bald."

Sort of great news for those who loved the idea of a Hitman movie, but weren't exactly thrilled with the Hitman movie that actually came out. According to Deadline, Fox is prepping an all new Hitman film, currently titled Agent 47, and already has a new actor attached to play the role of the titular bald-headed, bar-coded superhuman killer.

That actor? Paul Walker.

Yes, the monotone handsome boy of the Fast & Furious film series is reportedly attached to take over for Timothy Olyphant, whose own spin on the monotone killer didn't necessarily leave many fans satisfied. Well, to be fair, a lot about the original Hitman movie left people deeply unsatisfied for a variety of reasons, but Olyphant's ill-fitting casting didn't do anyone favors.

Still, that movie made in the neighborhood of $100 million in worldwide ticket sales, so it's no surprise Fox would be interested in rebooting the franchise. This time, they'll do it with a script from A Good Day to Die Hard scribes Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and the direction of first-timer Aleksander Bach, a "highly-regarded commercials director."

In case you've forgotten what the original Hitman was like, I've embedded our own Ryan Davis' analysis of the film below. When you're watching the clips, just replace Olyphant's face with Walker's vacant stare, and imagine him saying things like "Remember bro how we used to assassinate bros back in the day, bro?" It's fun!

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Edited by FUMN

I love everything.

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Posted by MrFlibble

The Hitman movie is underrated, I've watched it at least 10 times.

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Posted by hollitz

Hey man, Paul Walker is alright.

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Posted by Poppduder

Timothy Olyphant and Paul Walker looks strangely similar, now that I look at them.

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Posted by LobsterMobster

Didn't they base the character appearance off the voice actor, who is also a regular actor? Why didn't they just get HIM?

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Posted by Ben_H

Most important news story of the year. 
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSS

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Posted by ssj4raditz

I had legitimately forgotten that movie even existed.

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Posted by bartok

Awww... No Raylan Givens makes me a sad panda bear.

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Posted by OfficeGamer

Interesting

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Posted by Sgtpierceface

Sure, why not? Hope it's good.

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Posted by Rapid

Whoa Wow...Wow!

And here I thought there would never be anymore TANG material.

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Posted by Benny

Expect more talk of this throughout this week's live content and next week's edition of the Fast and Furiouscast.

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Posted by Russcat

"Stop talking." Haha. I miss TANG.

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Posted by MediumDave

I'll just say this: Running Scared with Paul Walker is a really goddamn awesome movie where he is really good in it.

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Posted by Winternet

This is perfect news. Perfect news.

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Posted by galloughs

Not news

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Posted by alex

@MediumDave: You will get no arguments from me. I loved Running Scared.

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Edited by crusader8463

I liked the movie and am looking forward to more. It was a fun action movie and taken as just that it didn't disappoint. I just hope the new one focuses more on the stealth kill stuff then a traditional action movie stuff. If you did half the stuff they do in the movie in the game you would be dead. Hitman is all about sneaking in and out of places without being seen and killing the target. Not running into a room blowing everything up and walking out. Having that once to contrast the rest is fine, but the whole movie shouldn't be that.

I love the ending of that TANG. Forgot they always did a little editing to make a funny scene. I miss that stuff.

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Posted by DeathbyYeti

As someone who loves the Hitman series, I feel no emotions anymore

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Posted by LevelUpAdrian

@Rapid said:

Whoa Wow...Wow!

And here I thought there would never be anymore TANG material.

It ain't new TANG material.

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Posted by MikeFightNight

As a huge fan of the game series I remember hating the Hitman movie when it came out. I've learned since then to let go and enjoy thing's for what they are. I just recently watched the second and third RE movies and can enjoy them as big dumb fun action flicks. It's also funny that the games have turned into the movies.

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Posted by Smokey_Earhole

Why the fuck they continue not casting Jason Statham in this role is beyond me...

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Posted by Mister_V

Not sure about this, but then i think im in the minority who actually didn't mind the first movie.

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Posted by hollitz

@MediumDave said:

I'll just say this: Running Scared with Paul Walker is a really goddamn awesome movie where he is really good in it.

Dude, it really is.

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Posted by ZGoon

Bring back TANG!

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Posted by inevpatoria

I don't get it.

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Edited by Tennmuerti

"Mia, I'm a hitman."

GOLD.

Simple, succinct, yet is so evocative and says so much. /sheds a tear of joy

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Edited by Winternet

Remember when we used to kick it, like we used to kick it?

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Posted by AjayRaz
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Posted by Solh0und

STOP TALKING!

But yes, bring back TANG

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Posted by MarkWahlberg

He's probably doing it just to fuck with Vin.

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Posted by mrfluke
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Posted by Manhattan_Project

I saw Hitman in a theater...

The movie isn't even that bad its just boring as shit.

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Posted by JayCee

Great, now I want to go back and watch old episodes of TANG. Damn you Navarro!

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Posted by Shaanyboi

I... okay? Sure?

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Posted by HBK619

Annnnnnnnnnd I'm out.
 
*Goes and puts shotgun in mouth* You can pull the trigger Walker...

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Posted by D0tti

I wonder why they didn't go for Mark Wahlberg...

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Posted by BasketSnake

Paul Walker. I got nothing.

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Posted by SlashDance

How do you cast the wrong dude twice ?

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Posted by I_Stay_Puft

FUCK YEAH! Combining the Hitman and Fast and Furious franchises into one mega franchise?

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Posted by crithon

wow, and I thought Timothy Oliphant was a poorman jack nicolson but now this is a NEW LOW

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Posted by OneKillWonder_

I really can't see him as 47. At least the character doesn't really require much in the way of acting, so he can't do that bad of a job. That said, I rather like the Hitman movie and Timothy Olyphant as 47. I remember digging that 4-way fight on the train.

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Posted by Abendlaender

Wow, a reboot of Hitman....after one movie....which came out in 2007.

That's...sad

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Posted by Quarters

The Fast series has earned Paul Walker a few free rides. I'm willing to see how he is in this.

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Edited by Krakn3Dfx

I really liked Timothy Olyphant as the lead. A lot of people didn't like the movie, but I don't think the actor was the problem.

He's awesome on Justified tho.

And I did like the movie, so...

They should give the role to the guy who played February on Fringe.

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Or is he September? Shit, I can't remember.

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Posted by Branthog

Timothy Olyphant was a great Agent 47 and Hitman was a pretty okay movie. I can't imagine Paul Walker making a good Agent 47, but he seems like a pretty likable guy, so I'll give it a shot. They should just give Olyphant twice as much money and make another Hitman with him.

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Posted by UberExplodey

Color me uninterested. Same with the Gabe Newell x JJ Abrams shit.

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Edited by alsepht

Alex you piece of trash all this did was make me miss TANG.