Fox International Productions is planning a cinematic reboot of the “Hitman” franchise.
In fact, “Fast and Furious” series regular Paul Walker has been set to star as the one and only bald assassin Agent 47 in this new take on the hit Square Enix video game series.
Skip Woods (“A Good Day to Die Hard”) and Michael Finch (“Predators”) have penned the script, while well-regarded commercials director Aleksander Bach will make his feature helming debut on the project.
The games were previously translated to film in 2007 with Timothy Olyphant, Olga Kurylenko and Dougray Scott starring. Costing a tight $24 million, the film raked in $100 million worldwide despite generally negative reviews. Woods also penned that film.
The new “Hitman” will be shot in Berlin and Singapore in June once Walker wraps press for “Fast And Furious 6” and then shaves his head.
Over twenty million copies of the five game series have sold since it began back in 2000. The most recent game, “Hitman: Absolution,” was released late last year to solid reviews. An HD trilogy re-release of the second through fourth games came out the other week.
Chuck Gordon, Alex Young, and Adrian Askarieh will produce the new film.