Videogame to movie adaptations don’t exactly have a great history, with far more that have failed than succeeded. In 2007 Timothy Olyphant took on the hit game Hitman, but it didn’t turn out that well either financially or critically. However 20th Century Fox thinks there’s more life in the Square Enix game franchise, as they’re planning a new movie version that’s currently going under the title Agent 47.
They’ve also found somebody to star, as Deadline reports that Paul Walker is set to play the lead. He’ll be assassin Agent 47, although there’s no info on exactly what the plot will be this time around.
Skip Woods, who wrote the first movie (as well as X-Men Origins: Wolverine and A Good Day To Die Hard), wrote the script with Mike Finch, while commercials director Aleksander Bach will helm. The plan is to shoot the movie in Berlin and Singapore this summer after Walker fulfills his press commitments on Fast & Furious 6.
In the games Agent 47 is famously bald, but there’s no news yet on whether Walker will be shaving his head (although the fact he has to wait to finish Fast & Furious press suggests he probably will).