Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Paul Walker to star in Hitman reboot
Xavier Gens directed Timothy Olyphant in the aptly titled film, Hitman. Today comes news that Paul Walker (Fast & Furious 6), is taking over as the famous assassin. No news yet on a female lead, played by Olga Kurylenko in the 2007 film.
I really enjoy Paul Walker's films. And I'm not just talking about the Fast & Furious franchise either. He really doesn't need to act in those films, no offense to Mr. Walker. I love his movies like Running Scared and The Lazarus Project. Those characters were intriguing and stood for something, or tried to protect something.
I enjoyed the Hitman film of '07, but look forward to a new look. It would have been nice to have some continuity with Olyphant returning, but I'm more than ok with Walker's casting. The first film made over 100 million dollars; I wonder how much this reboot will do.