Thomas Kretschmann’s star is certainly on the rise, he apparently has a multi-picture deal with Marvel that will start with Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and now he’s signed up to play the villain in Fox’s plans to reboot the videogame Hitman on the big screen, which is going by the name Agent 47.
The project had a major setback when Paul Walker, who was set for the title role, tragically died, but he’s now been replaced by Rupert Friend, playing a deadly assassin with a barcode tattooed on the back of his head. Kretschmann is playing LeClerq, the chairman of Syndicate International, an organisation that is striving to create an army of unstoppable agents, and which Friend’s character must stop.
Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware are also set to star, but it’s not clear who they will play.
Aleksander Bach is directing from a screenplay by Skip Woods and Michael Finch (Predators). Filming has already begun in Berlin. (Source: THR)