Vin Diesel no longer Hitman 47 (yay!)

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  1. morbias

    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    At last some common sense, Timothy Olyphant is assuming the role instead.

    "HITMAN Is Finally Greenlit! But Vin Diesel Got Whacked!!

    Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here.

    I’ve played a bit of HITMAN, the Eidos game that inspired this film, and it’s fun. Like any game-to-film adaptation, though, there’s a lot of heavy lifting required to turn it into a narrative worth watching.

    And it looks like Skip (SWORDFISH) Woods has nailed it. At least, whatever he just turned in has finally gotten the film a greenlight. For a while now, Vin Diesel is the name that’s been attached to the film as star.

    Nope. It’s Timothy Olyphant instead. And, frankly, I think that’s awesome casting. I’m a huge fan of DEADWOOD, I can’t wait to see him play another growling, deadly sonofabitch.

    Luc Besson has just come aboard the film to co-produce along with Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter, and the film should be in theaters as early as next fall from 20th Century Fox.

    I love the Besson-produced action films that Fox has been releasing the last few years. I wish he was directing more often, but I don’t really care who’s behind the camera as long as the films maintain that same standard of kick-assery, and this one provides at least the opportunity for more of the same. Fingers crossed.
    " - source: aintitcool

    And the BEST bit of news is that Luc Besson is now involved with the film!

    I still think Jason Statham would make the best '47 though

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  2. JACK4HIRE

    JACK4HIRE Ancient Guru

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    When is the movie due to be released?
     
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    morbias Don TazeMeBro Staff Member

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    No idea, not for a long time yet I don't think if they're still casting for it.
     
  4. Gromuhl'Djun

    Gromuhl'Djun Ancient Guru

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    Well at least it's not Vin Diesel... I'm with you though, that Jason Statham would be the best choice.
     

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    Jason Statham FTW!
     
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    The_AC Maha Guru

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    The guy who does 47's voice is also the guy who 47's face is based off of, so they guy literally is Mr. 47. Additionally, he's an actor who has been in a few movies, at least one where he played a hitman.

    Just getting that out there.
     
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    If Edward Norton was more muscular and his head shaved, then he's should be the best choice for being agent 47.
     
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    Agent 47? Oh man easy. Me. Okay jk... I think Peter Fonda could do it. Yeah a bit old, but his face is fearless.
     
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    My thought exactly! Jason Statham would make an excelent actor for that movie he looks just like 47.
     
  10. simonknight

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    Timothy Olyphant!? The second killer from Scream 2? You got to be kidding me. He's as bad as Diesel.
     

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    Yeah I second that, similar look to his role in American History X then??
    Failing that Jason Statham though :)
     
  12. Woodmasterfox

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    Am I the only one here who actually likes Vin Diesel?

    Chronicles of Riddick FTW man.
     
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    Riddick kicks arse!
     
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    what about Eijah wood as agent 47? he would be excellent
     
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    fajitasforme7 Ancient Guru

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    yeah wats wrong with vin?he was sweet in RIDDICK

    but statham is awsome but isnt timothy that guy from las vegas
     

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    No he's almost worse.

    He doesn't have any physical presence. I can't imagine him being remotely intimidating. A hitman has to have that, at least a little.

    Olyphant would look hilarious bald as well.

    This game is probably the easiest game to turn into a film. Virtually any "good" hitman related film setup would work.

    Yet they will screw that up as well.

    Bet the trailer will be all.......
    Sped-up zoom of man looking through gun scope -> flash of frame inverted -> blown out to white -> fade to black -> ****ty caption ..... trailer man's voice.

    I hate those kind of trailers. All game movies are like that.

    I wouldn't mind Statham doing Agent 47. The man needs some new facial expressions though... not for 47, just in the general "acting" he does.
    He's got "stoic/annoyed" down though.
     
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    I loved The Chronicles of Riddick also
     
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    Jason Statham would be the best hitman. Just make him bald and give him piano string... Perfect ;)
     
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    exactly!...except, i think all he needs is the piano string
     
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    Remove all of his head/facial hear and Jason Statham is your man. He looks as cold as a killer.
     

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