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Submitted by ChaosKnight 680d ago | news

Paul Walker to Star as Agent 47 in Hitman Film Reboot

Hardcore Gamer: That’s right, Brian O’Conner himself will be donning a suit and barcode in the Hitman reboot, dubbed Agent 47, set to shoot in Singapore and Berlin this summer. (Hitman: Absolution, Industry)

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xtheownerzx  +   680d ago
that picture is hilarious
BlmThug  +   680d ago
I love Paul Walker but he does not suit Hitman. He just doesn't have the face that screams "cold blooded killer". Timothy should remain or if they must replace him, get Jason Statham.
Abdou23  +   680d ago
Timothy Olyphant was okay, actually i wish they use him for a sequel.
Reibooi  +   680d ago
Yeah I thought he was pretty good. The movie had other issues none of which were really in his control but he did what he could with the role and he looked the part pretty well(perhaps looked a bit younger then Agent 47 does in the games but that is fine)
3-4-5  +   680d ago
they are better off going with a no name person.

It's not like it's Mario where everyone knows what he looks like.
NastyLeftHook0  +   680d ago
aww man, leonardo di caprio would have been better.
jony_dols  +   680d ago
I was sure that Daniel Day Lewis was going to sign on...

British actor Mark Strong ( https://encrypted-tbn3.gsta... ) would have made the perfect 47. It's a pity that 'Fox Productions' is once again aiming for generic action instead of a calculated thriller.
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DrRichtofen  +   680d ago
No they should have the guy that was in Freddie Wong's Hitman video
https://www.youtube.com/wat...
That dude is like spot on.
TheGamerDood  +   680d ago
B rated movie confirmed.
BoNeSaW23  +   680d ago
What was wrong with Timothy Olyphant?

This is really the only videogame movie my wife ever liked and I thought he did a great job as Agent 47. Dam you FOX!
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LOGICWINS  +   680d ago
Dudes a hell of an actor. Great on Justified. Hitmans probably the only videogame based movie my parents actually enjoyed lol.
Ultr  +   680d ago
Hell yeah I liked him too!
Inception  +   680d ago
Yeah, i kinda like Timothy too. And Hitman movie still enjoyable to watch. I just a little dissapointed that the script not give Timothy more time to fleshed out Agent 47 character.
RickHiggity  +   680d ago
Glad to see I'm not the only one who enjoyed that movie.
Steadyhndz  +   680d ago
I could see him doing a decent job, but I'd imagine someone with a more intimidating figure and face.
Steadyhndz  +   680d ago
I was the exact same person, couldn't remember how to spell his last name and was too lazy to Google it at the time :p
Elwenil  +   680d ago
I always thought Jason Statham would make a perfect Agent 47. I remember when The Transporter movie came out me and a few friends were big into Hitman 2 and I recall the comment being made that it was like "Hitman, the movie" back then just because of all the action.
Venox2008  +   679d ago
How about Vin Diesel?
Steadyhndz  +   679d ago
No his skin tone is too dark in my opinion, and he's a little too bulky.
Bathyj  +   680d ago
Boooo!

Timothy olyphant rules.

If you don't watch deadwood or justified you're missing out.
LOGICWINS  +   680d ago
"Paul Walker to Star as Agent 47 in Hitman Film Reboot"

https://www.youtube.com/wat...
r21  +   680d ago
No, just no. He has a face that doesnt at all look menacing. Someone else please, maybe Jason Statham.
Blank  +   680d ago
Oh wow really?? Like seriously?? I dont think this gonna end well jason statham wouldve been a better choice
LOGICWINS  +   680d ago
Maybe they asked him first but he was busy with some other b.s action movie. I like him as an actor, but he has low standards. Most of his movies are cheesy B grade action films(Transporter 2, War, The Mechanic) that are just...bad. But if he's getting paid and having fun, I can't blame him.

Paul Walker on the other hand needs anything he can get. I swear I'll never forget this, but I was watching MTV cribs(many YEARS ago when the channel was 80% music, 20% shows.)and the dude lived in a trailer! This was around the time the original Fast and the Furious came out. I'm sure his situation is different now...though he's nowhere near Vin Diesel or Jason Statham status.

If it wasn't for those Fast and Furious gigs, he'd probably be forced into modeling.
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YourGreatUncle  +   680d ago
I remember that episode. He actually had a nice house. He was showing off a run down RV acting like he lived in it for a minute. He then took the camera crew into his actual house.
Blank  +   680d ago
Well my issue isnt paul walker I also think he is a good actor but im more concerned of a more accurate video game portrayal the thing about agent 47 when I see him in game covers and in-game my personal view is a true oblivious hitman face that isnt either good looking or bad to look at he has a more straight to the business vibe with paul walker its leans more towards an attractive agent 47 you get what im saying?
PuertoRicanVolta  +   680d ago
Im not completely denying PW's acting skills, but I think we can all agree that there we MANY better suited for this type of role. Man, he must have had one killer audition - or not, actually that would make more sense.
LOGICWINS  +   680d ago
Well, this is a reboot...so its likely that Walker will be playing a different type of Agent 47. More Ethan Hunt than Anton Chigurh.

If you think about it, its a smart move. The video game version of Agent 47 wouldn't translate well to the big screen. He wouldn't be likeable enough for mainstream audiences. Even Timothy Olyphant realized that he had to loosen the character up a bit.
Pozzle  +   680d ago
I'm constantly boggled that Hollywood has so many amazing actors and actresses to pick from...yet they always manage to hire stupid choices for their game/book/comic/etc adaptations.
wishingW3L  +   680d ago
couldn't they find someone worse for the part?
2pacalypsenow  +   680d ago
why didnt they pick pick vin diesel or jason statham seriously they looks just like 47
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Pillsbury1  +   680d ago
You do realize vin diesel is almost like a midget, right? He's Tom cruise height!
Kurylo3d  +   680d ago
actually vin diesel is 6 feet tall... dont know where you get your info from ...lol
CalvinKlein  +   680d ago
Damn, I was hoping for chuck norris, Stallone or possibly Will smith.
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DigitalSmoke  +   680d ago
Prety face without a soul...
Whitey2k  +   680d ago
i think that guy that done the transporter films hers got the bold head for the job n looks like him
No_Pantaloons  +   680d ago
Another failure on the way.

They should have got David Bateson the first time, yet they never seem to learn the lesson. He IS 47, period, he does the voice, they modeled the game unit after his face, and while completely unknown in the US he did acting prior to game voice-overs.
I love how hollywood will ignore the obvious cause they think a big name is the only way to sell a film. No one knew who Huge Jackman was before xmen, but tell me who would be a better wolverine, yea, there is none. It's sad they're not willing to take chances anymore, they'd rather throw out more bland filler with big names, big budgets, and tons of cgi or explosions.
Pillsbury1  +   680d ago
I picture liam neeson. Bald head, barcode tattoo..." I know who you are and I will kill you".
Action GO FIGURE  +   680d ago
Lol, Paul Walker is the kind of actor not to be taken seriously. If they really want to do a reboot, they should get Jason Momoa IMO.
Erudito87  +   680d ago
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Riderz1337  +   680d ago
This guy is going to look so damn weird when he is bald...Just imagine him bald for a second. F*ck....
Root  +   679d ago
He doesn't even look the part....WTF
Adolph Fitler  +   679d ago
Jason Mamoa, it was pathetic enough that they tried to use him as Arnold Schwarzenegger's replacement in Conan.....I guess he was at least quarter the look of Conan (if Arnie got aids & cancer & lost 150pounds). Mamoa ain't even 1% Hitman.
Forget that poor soul even mentioned his name, as Mamoa's best work was in Game Of Thrones, as he didn't have to speak, just grunt, groan & die......just like the mention of his name, & paul walkers in the role of agent 47, in a new hitman film. Stick with Olyphont, he owns the role now...I can't see Walker agreeing to shave his head, which will mean a horrible looking baldcap.

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