The “Fast & The Furious” star will take the lead in “Agent 47,” a reboot of the “Hitman” franchise at Twentieth Century Fox, according to a Deadline article.
Walker might make for a more baby-faced Agent 47 than his predecessor, Timothy Olyphant, who starred in 2007’s “Hitman” directed by “Frontier(s)” director, Xavier Gans. Gans is being replaced this time around by commercial director Alexander Bach, although that film’s writer, Skip Woods is returning for “Agent 47” along with his “A Good Day to Die Hard” writing partner Michael Finch.
That film saw Olyphant’s Agent 47 on the run with a beautiful woman (Olga Kurylenko) after the assassin is framed for killing a prominent Russian politician. It wasn’t very good.
It’s not clear what role, if any, developer IO Interactive will play in the development process (probably none, but I thought I’d throw it out there). By all appearances, Square Enix doesn’t have the kind of clout with this production as say, Ubisoft does over its in-development cinematic output.
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