When it comes to video game adaptations that have been made in Hollywood, it’s easy to forget the 2007 Timothy Olyphant-starring flick “Hitman.” That’s likely what commercial director Aleksander Bach is hoping most people do, because his feature film — called “Agent 47” — is going to bring the “Hitman” film series back from the grave.
This new flick has a new leading man as its titular hitman: Paul Walker. Deadline has the news about the Square Enix game being brought back to the big screen, and also has the news that the movie is being based on a script written by “A Good Day To Die Hard’s” Skip Woods and Michael Finch.
“Agent 47” is being touted as a new start to the “Hitman” series, ignoring the movie that came before. Considering the fact that video game adaptations are having a resurgence in Hollywood, it makes sense that someone would want to take another stab at “Hitman.” The flick is set to shoot in Berlin and Singapore over the summer and, yes, Walker will shave his head for the role of Agent 47, the story’s cloned assassin-for-hire.
The latest installment of the “Hitman” game series, “Hitman: Absolution,” came out on November 20, 2012. It was received well, which explains why Square Enix would want to bring it to the big screen again. The video game company is also developing a feature film adaptation of one of its other recent successes, “Deus Ex: Human Revolution.”
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