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!