Paul Walker to experiment with shorter haircuts, longer gunplay in Hitman reboot
Staring out at another gray winter’s morn, and musing that there will inevitably come another January that needs filling with boilerplate action movies, Fox has ordered a redo on its 2007 video game adaptation Hitman. Paul Walker will replace Timothy Olyphant as the genetically engineered, follicularly bereft assassin in this new version, titled Agent 47, a regime change that will no doubt upset devotees of the original, should those exist. Nevertheless, pressing restart could give Fox the opportunity to correct the first adaptation’s transforming of a moody, methodical game into an over-stylized shoot-'em-up, were it not once again using a script from Skip Woods.
Still, the role is unquestionably a real breakthrough for Fast And Furious star Walker, who will branch out from films in which he occasionally uses a gun while having a very short haircut, to films in which he frequently uses a gun while having an even shorter haircut. Should it prove a success relative to everyone’s lowered expectations, perhaps eventually Walker could star in films about a guy with an exposed brainpan who never stops shooting things. They could call it Skull Cap.