Perhaps sensing that his employment on the "Fast & Furious" franchise will have to end at some point, that actor has taken the lead in a reboot of "Hitman" franchise, which is now being called "Agent 47," like a new title even matters. Video game fans know that Timothy Olyphant took on the role in the 2007 movie that was modestly successful, and even though it didn't even break $100 million worldwide, a sequel was in the works a couple of years ago. Why? Because a brand is a brand is a brand, and these things can be made with the change found in studio cushions ("Hitman" cost $24 million).
So anyway, Fox will kick the can again this time with a sure to be awesome (yes, that's sarcasm) script by Skip Woods (who wrote the Olyphant movie, that wasn't so hot) and Michael Finch ("Predators"). And if that wasn't enough to set the bar low, commercials director Aleksander Bach will make sure his feature debut on the movie, with production starting in the summer. So, if you wanted to see 90 minutes of cut scenes with perhaps the least charismatic actor around, your dream has come true. [Deadline]