Paul Walker Cast in 'Hitman' Reboot

February 17, 2013 | Shay Mathews

Must See Entertainment and Style Videos

Late last week, Paul Walker was cast as the lead in the upcoming Hitman reboot. (Don't miss Paul Walker's performance in the upcoming action flick, Vehicle 19.)

20th Century Fox is moving to reboot the would-be franchise in an attempt to please critics and fans. Although the 2007 film, which featured Timothy Olyphant as the lead, wasn't a financial failure (the film pulled in just under $100 million in the box office), the casting choice and overall plot took a beating in the reviews.

The reboot, tentatively titled Agent 47, will be written by Skip Woods, the scribe behind the 2007 flick as well as the current release,  A Good Day to Die Hard. Aleksander Bach will make his feature film debut as director. Chuck Gordon, Alex Young and Adrian Askarieh will share the producing duties.

The choice to cast Walker is already riling up video game fans, since Agent 47 is described as an unattractive man with an imposing presence, completely contradictory to the Fast & Furious star's good looks and overall playful demeanor. It will be interesting to see if he can convincingly pull off the transformation. The move comes as several other studios have cast big names like Michael Fassbender and Tom Hardy in the upcoming Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell movies, respectively.

The video game adaptation will begin filming later this year, once Walker wraps up promotion for the latest Fast & Furious installment. A release date has not been announced; however it is expected to hit the silver screen in 2014.

Photo: MMGN

Topics: NEWS
Must See
Derrick Rose Explains How He Stays Positive
Views: 5,994,263
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,561,460
Drew Brees Will Not Be Denied
Views: 9,379,662

Featured Videos

A Day in the Life of NBA D-League Star Seth Curry Views: 68,738
Kevin Love's Cone Hop Basketball Shooting Drill Views: 8,003
Eastbay Path to the Pros Episode 2: Laying the Groundwork Views: 133,452
Load More

Resources

STACK Fitness

Everything you need to be fitter than ever

STACK Conditioning

Sport-specific conditioning programs

Coaches and Trainers

Tips and advice for coaches and trainers

Magazine

Latest issues of STACK Magazine

STACK 4W

Women's sports workout, nutrition and lifestyle advice

Gamer

Gaming, entertainment and tech news

Basic Training

Military-style training for athletes

News

Find the latest news relevant to athletes

Most Popular Videos

Perfect Dwyane Wade's Signature Euro Step
Views: 1,308,880
What Ryan Hall Eats for Breakfast
Views: 795,255
STACK Fitness Weekly: How To Do a Muscle-Up
Views: 778,676
Greg Nixon's Hill Training Program
Views: 705,782
Roy Hibbert 540 lbs Deadlift
Views: 1,561,460

Load More
More Cool Stuff You'll Like