Report: New Hitman film casts Paul Walker

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.