Actor Zachary Quinto Signs Up For The HITMAN Video Game Movie

Zachary Quinto of Star Trek Into Darkness and Heroes fame, will co-star in Fox's sequel to the 2007 Hitman video game movie alongside Homeland actor Rupert Friend.

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By Mark Julian - 2/1/2014
Zachary Quinto signs up for the Hitman video game movie from Fox


Zachary Quinto has an unspecified role in the upcoming Hitman sequel from Fox. Rupert Friend has also been confirmed as replacing Paul Walker as the title character. Shooting is expected to begin in March. Details on the plot of the film are being kept under wraps. Commercial helmer Aleksander Bach is making his feature film debut and will direct from a script penned by Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), Skip Woods (Hitman ’07, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Michael Finch (Predators ’10). The 2007 Hitman film earned $100M worldwide off a $24M production budget.
Source: Deadline
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TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/1/2014, 8:18 AM
Why? I mean..... Is there really anyone wanting this? Tomb Raider I could see. Halo? Sure. This?
HBarnill - 2/1/2014, 8:19 AM
I still miss Paul Walker. :,(
SuperCat - 2/1/2014, 8:19 AM
Didn't care for the first movie but I like Quinto.
SimonM7 - 2/1/2014, 8:27 AM
It's a franchise with name recognition that is sortof Bourne/Bond-esque. It's probably a safer bet than just doing random generic Borune/Bond-esque thing.

I think Quinto is a pretty good choice for it, for what it's worth. Not necessarily because he's particularly 47-esque (any bald white guy is, pretty much), but because you always get the impression that more is going on beneath the surface with him. That's why he was compelling on Heroes, that's why he was compelling in American Horror Story, and that's why it took two entire movies before you realised THERE'S NO WRITTEN CHARACTER THERE with his Spock.

Given that the action is good, I think could be cool.
SimonM7 - 2/1/2014, 8:27 AM
And now I'm gonna go shoot myself, because there's no edit button and; Borune. :I
DudeGuyMan - 2/1/2014, 8:27 AM
I herd Paul Walker was really enthusiastic about the script and that he was training hard for this role. It makes me wonder how the movie would have been if not for the accident.
gillri - 2/1/2014, 8:32 AM
Loving Rupert friend as agent 47, he's amazing in Homeland
SuperCat - 2/1/2014, 8:32 AM
MarkJulian - 2/1/2014, 8:39 AM
Friend is playing 47. It's not confirmed but Quinto will probably be the villain.
npamusic - 2/1/2014, 9:04 AM
horrible casting. no thanks...
WhiteBolt - 2/1/2014, 9:10 AM
Bloody Face!
Nubase - 2/1/2014, 9:32 AM
The games are classics, what they should do is make the movie r rated, they do that then we can have a real hitman we can watch but as its fox they not gona do that. l read that Paul Walker was stunned by the script and promised that the movie will deliver but we all know what happened to walker may he rest in peace.

But Rupert Friend is a very good casting choice, he actually looks like agent 47 and he has plenty of practise already on homeland.

l will be watching this regardless of what reviews it gets
Nubase - 2/1/2014, 9:33 AM
@SimonM7

Quinto is not agent 47, rupert friend of homeland is
SimonM7 - 2/1/2014, 9:35 AM
@Nubase oh, OOOH. That's what I get for reading this news elsewhere and just commenting here. Egg on my face. :D
CharlesLord - 2/1/2014, 9:50 AM
I didnt even know this was still happening. But Quinto will prolly play the villain. Or they'll turn the role of Diana into a male role and hes playing 47s handler. I liked the first hitman but IDK if I needed another movie, but since details are being kept under wraps maybe theyre gonna make it a lil closer to the game and surprise us?
mgeoff88 - 2/1/2014, 10:06 AM
You know what? I still haven't watched the first movie.

I mean, I've seen a little here and there, but I've never sat though and watched the whole thing from start to finish.

So Rupert Friend is Agent 47... I could see him playing an assassin.
bluedude - 2/1/2014, 10:07 AM
im with @gambitfreka on this I think quinto would make a very sexy lara craft
InfiniteMonkey - 2/1/2014, 10:08 AM
The Hitman was cool.
Yeah its got loads to improve on and this should keep doing that.
Just want to see Quinto and Friend square off.
Good actors in their own rights.
Can't wait to see.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/1/2014, 11:29 AM
@bluedude RIGHT?!

Berserker187 - 2/1/2014, 12:01 PM
Nope!
JaySin420 - 2/1/2014, 12:13 PM
Wow I thought this movie bombed, can't believe it made that much.

Probably watch it eventually just cause I love Olyphant.
Jollem - 2/1/2014, 4:06 PM
oooooooooohhhhhhh!! this is interesting. love the games. good choice
GetsugaTensho22 - 2/2/2014, 5:42 AM
R-rated isn't the damned answer to everything.

The movie with Olyphant was really cool. It didn't follow the exact storyline from the game, but did it really need to? It was a great film on its own, and Timothy Olyphant was boss.

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