It has been revealed today that Fox International Productions are planning to make another Hitman movie, this time a reboot. The new film, which will be called Agent 47 will star Paul Walker of Fast and the Furious fame as the titular anti-hero.
When I heard Paul Walker was to play Agent 47, I immediately disagreed with their casting choice. Then I saw images like the one to the right — you know, collared shirt, holding a gun — and decided that perhaps he wouldn’t be so bad. He could probably stand to bulk up a little, but he will be shaving his head for the part.
The previous Hitman film was a commercial success, grossing $100 million worldwide, even if the critics tended to hate it. The reboot will be written by the writers behind A Good Day to Die Hard, Skip Woods and Michael Finch, and will be directed by Aleksander Bach, a director that is highly regarded but has only made commercials so far. This will be his feature film debut.
So what do you think, punters? You are the target audience after all! What did you think of the first Hitman movie? A hit or a miss? Would you rather see a sequel than a reboot? Or do you feel that a reboot is the right idea because man, did that suck? Either way, would you rather see someone else play 47, or are you open to the idea of young Mr Walker? Do let us know!