Report: New Hitman film casts Paul Walker
- Posted February 6th, 2013 at 05:21 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 9 Comments
Fox’s planned Hitman 2 film will star Paul Walker as protagonist Agent 47, reports Deadline.
Walker, best known for his role as Brian O’ Connor in the Fast and the Furious films alongside Vin Diesel, will take over from the original film’s Timothy Olyphant as the bald assassin.
Hitman 2 is billed as a reboot of the franchise, and is scripted by Skip Woods and Mike Finch. The first film was released back in 2007.
The latest entry in the Hitman videogame series, Absolution, hit PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in November 2012. Check out our review here.
- 5:50am EST - February 6th, 2013
- 6:26am EST - February 6th, 2013
WTF?????? NOOOOOOOOOO Fu,,,ng way!!!! What are they thinking of? No way does Paul Walker fit the role, they should get back Timothy Olyphant to do the sequal, he made a perfect agent 47.
- 8:02am EST - February 6th, 2013
Why has no-one thought of Jason Statham for the role. He already looks pretty damn close to the part and just needs to hide the c@#kney accent. Most of that is exaggerated anyway.
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 10:51am EST - February 6th, 2013
jason statham would be bad for agent 47 and paul walker just does fast and furious films, c'mon this is dumb
- 12:46pm EST - February 6th, 2013
Wow. They've basically just told everybody whose a fan of the franchise to not go watch this movie. On a serious note: Mark Strong would have been a great casting as 47. Heck Timothy Olyphant did a pretty good job with an average script
And honestly what is all this nonsense about Statham being 47? His voice alone would destroy that role
DeadCrow | xSoloWing--
- 1:42pm EST - February 6th, 2013
Look up Hitman FreddieW on youtube and you'll see the perfect guy to play 47.
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 1:50pm EST - February 6th, 2013
I think Walker is a good actor, but doesn't fit the profile of Agent 47 in any way, shape, or form. Fox really knows how to kill a film when recruiting actors. Apparently, Fox isn't too familiar with the Hitman series.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 8:18pm EST - February 6th, 2013
I think Stone Cold or Bruce Wills should play as the hitman.
- 5:14am EST - February 7th, 2013
Just saw freddieW on youtube and WOW!!!! hes's perfect for the role