Way back in 2007, there was an attempt to bring the widely famous Hitman video game series to the big screen. Of course, like many video game adaptations, Hitman turned out to be much less than fans would have hoped. Now, however, a new flick is in the works – Agent 47. Unfortunately, the untimely death of Paul Walker means that the role of Agent 47 (aka The Hitman) is up for grabs. Now it looks as if they may soon have the role filled by actor Rupert Friend.
Best known for his role in the critically acclaimed television show, Homeland, Friend is reportedly in talks with the folks at Fox. If he takes the role, he will be joining with up-and-coming Stars director, Aleksander Bach as Bach takes on his first big movie deal. Should be interesting to see what these two end up with.
What do the Nerd Readers think? Did you see the original? Would you like for them to reboot it and maybe do something better with it this time? Is Friend the right guy to play Agent 47?
Thanks to The Wrap for the heads-up.