By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 5, 2013 at 10:19PM
According to Wikipedia, in the videogame series "Hitman," the nameless Agent 47 is marked by the following characteristics: 47 is an introverted character who almost always speaks without emotion in a calm, formal manner (with what might be considered a muted or blunt affect). His lack of empathy, emotion or excitement while committing acts of murder are defining characteristics of the character. Basically, he's an unfeeling, expressionless drone. So who better than Paul Walker to take on the character?
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]