Paul Walker, the emotionless hunk best known for playing an emotionless hunk in fine films like The Fast and the Furious series, Eight Below, Timeline and Into the Blue is about to take on the role of a lifetime: an emotionless hunk with a shaved head. 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.
The video game franchise made its film debut with Xavier Gens’ panned film in 2007. That film starred Timothy Olyphant, who later went on to display his acting chops in TV’s acclaimed drama, Justified. Paul Walker is no Timothy Olyphant, which certainly doesn’t bode well for the remake. More concerning is the fact that Skip Woods has been tapped to write it, who scribed the first Hitman alongside such gems as X-Men Origin: Wolverine and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Walker does carry international appeal, however, with the Fast series incredibly popular overseas. Add that to the fact that the first Hitman made over 60 million dollars overseas, and the decision begins to make more sense.