The Square Enix game Hitman had its chance at launching a feature franchise with 2007’s adaptation starring Timothy Olyphant, but Fox International Productions is giving it another go. Starring Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious), the reboot will be titled Agent 47, referring to the genetically engineered and cloned assassin who sports a bald head and a barcode. Skip Woods penned the screenplay for the original Hitman and will return for another try along with Mike Finch. Commercials director Aleksander Bach will make his feature film debut with Agent 47. Hit the jump for more.
Deadline reports that Walker is the choice to play Agent 47 and will do so once he finishes his global press tour for Fast and Furious 6. The film will shoot in Berlin and Singapore this summer and will feature Walker with the iconic shaved head and barcode. Production begins this June. The hopes are that Agent 47 will prove successful in both domestic and global box offices and that Walker will help reboot become a franchise-starter.
Check out the trailer for the 2007 film below: