Fresh off the sixth (and final?) The Fast and the Furious, Paul Walker is starring in Agent 47, a big-screen adaptation of the popular video game Hitman. The game follows the eponymous assassin around the world as he kills powerful crime bosses, only to realize he's been part of an elaborate cloning scheme.
Five Hitman games have been released since 2001. There's already been a movie, too; Timothy Olyphant (Justified) played 47 in 2007's Hitman. Hopefully Walker will bring a little more dedication to the roleâ€”Olyphant later said he only did the movie so he could pay for a new house after his show Deadwood was canceled. Still, it made over $100 million worldwide.
To take on Agent 47, Walker will shave his head and film over the summer in Berlin and Singapore. Like James Bond, we have a feeling this assassin will reflect a post-Jason Bourne Hollywood landscape. Not that that's a bad thing, but it would also be nice to see something completely new.
LIKE COMPLEX POP CULTURE ON FACEBOOK