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Fast and Furious actor cast as Agent 47 in new Hitman film
Posted: 06.02.2013 13:43 by Simon Priest Comments: 15
Hollywood is taking on the Hitman franchise again with 20th Century FOX behind the endeavour. There'll be no Timothy Olyphant as the bald assassin this time, as the lead role is recast in this reboot.

Instead the spotlight will be gleaming off the shiny head of a certain Fast and Furious star. Director Aleksander Bach will be helming the picture, with previous experience in, erm, commercials.

I'm sure you've all guessed who'll play Agent 47. Yes, that's right, it's obviously... Paul Walker. What?! You thought it was Vin Diesel? Now what the heck made you think of him?

The eyes of a killer clone? FOX believes so
Source: IGN

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By djole381 (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2013
djole381
I seriously can't see Paul Walker as 47. It's just not right...
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2013
nocutius
Same here, he doesn't seem to fit the character all that well.
I also don't remember a single movie with him as the lead that I actually liked.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2013
danfreeman
Him? Really? You know there is a bald actor who looks a lot like 47 and has played in a lot of action movies,true some of those were awful but i can see Vin Diesel play 47 fairly well.
By PapVogel (SI Member) on Feb 06, 2013
PapVogel
Hmm, can't quite see Vin Diesel as 47, his voice and way of speech is off, and he's too big :P
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2013
nocutius
Can't seem him as 47 either, even less than this guy actually.
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2013
danfreeman
Granted he`d have to change his personality quite a bit but he`s an actor,it`s his job.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 06, 2013
herodotus
Okay this is one movie I'll be passing on then. I absolutely cannot stand Walker, a man of no talent proven many times over.

If you don't believe me, go watch "The Death and Life of Bobby Z" - you'll anguish at the time you wasted doing so, but it will have proven my point. Hollywood really have no clue.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Feb 07, 2013
Hammerjinx
It's theoretically possible that he'll step up his acting and do the role justice. It's more likely that 47 will be a smug, smirking dick.
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Feb 07, 2013
HenoKutus
Vin Diesel is probably working on The Chronicles Of Riddick 3!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 07, 2013
herodotus
He won't step up, as he can't. The guy has no trade craft whatsoever. As for Vin, he's been languishing in the backwaters for too long, and yes he's working on the new Riddick film.
By noobst3R (SI Core) on Feb 07, 2013
noobst3R
Why? Just give me ONE reason besides saving money why that anyone in their right mind would pick this actor and director. WHY?
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 07, 2013
herodotus
Straight to DVD? Actually, having no talent might work, as Agent 47 is supposed to be a wooden 2D character. Be as boring a bats#@! to watch, but fans will embrace it and no doubt try very hard to overlook the many, many flaws I'm certain will dog this.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Feb 08, 2013
FoolWolf
One reason noobst3r? they had Mark Wahlberg as Max Payne - this time another games' fans should suffer! ;)
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 08, 2013
herodotus
Ouch, thanks for the bitter taste in my mouth for remembering that awful rubbish Wolfy....
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Feb 09, 2013
Hammerjinx
For a long, long time basing a movie on a video game was a box office kiss of death. Automatically shithouse. It's expected that you still get some shit ones just trying to grab some cash by suckering you in.

Hell, look at the Fast+Furious movies. The first one was ok - Point Break with cars. After that they slid down, down, down in cost and quality, squeezing loose change out of car enthusiasts. I don't really follow it per se, but I'm going to assume it was the most recent one that brought Vin back, and had The Rock. Seems big budget, yeah? Well they sure as shit didn't spend money on writing.

For every movie that someone makes hoping to make art, or something great they can promote their career on, there's a seething mass of people trying to trick you into paying for the most bare bones effort that they can still pass off as a movie.