Some interesting news (at least to me) has come to light thanks to The Wrap. Actually, two pieces of news:
- The first piece of news is that before his untimely death, Paul Walker was going to play Timothy Olyphant's character from the 2007 movie, Hitman, in the planned Reboot. I don't know about you, but I have been so caught up in how his passing away affects the Fast & Furious Franchise that I didn't even think about all the other films he had done or had lined up to do after FF7. I now sit here wondering what he could have brought to the role of Agent 47 if he had been able to play the part.
- The second piece of news that came out of the Wrap's article is that Rupert Friend, who plays Peter Quinn on the Showtime series Homeland, is in talks to take on the role as long as said talks don't break down. The $100 Million Movie "Hitman" is based on the Square Enix video game of the same name that has sold over 20 million copies overseas. Skip Woods, the screen writer for the original, is returning to Co-Script the Reboot which is presently titled "Agent 47" along with Kyle Ward and Michael Finch. The film will be directed by Aleksander Bach, who is known for directing commercials. Since this film is still in development, no release date has been set.
There you have it, folks. What do you think of these news? Would Paul Walker have been a great Agent 47? Will Rupert friend's background playing Peter Quinn help him do the role Justice? As always, comment below. Keep it clean and follow me on [email protected] if you wish.