Deadline confirmed today that Zachary Quinto, known for his role as Spock in the recent Star Trek movies (does anyone still remember him as Sylar in the series Heroes?) will join the Hitman Sequel called Agent 47. Paul Walker was originally cast in the lead, but after his tragic death he was replaced by Rupert Friend. Quinto has been cast alongside Rupert Friend for the action flick directed by Aleksander Bach, with the script done by Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch. Quinto is on a roll lately, having received his first Emmy nomination for his acting in American Horror Story, and his production company helped produce All is Lost starring Robert Redford.
There’s no information on what the story will be, or who Quinto will be playing in the film, but the movie is set to go into production in March.
The First Hitman movie was released in 2007 and directed by Xavier Gens. Based on the video game series of the same name, the story revolves around Agent 47, a professional hitman. He was raised from birth to be an assassin by the group known as “The Organization” and becomes ensnared in a political conspiracy. He finds himself pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military. The film stars Timothy Olyphant and Dougray Scott.
With Paul Walkers Brother filling in on some of the Fast & Furious 7 scenes, this also concludes the replacements for all of Paul Walkers movies that he was cast in, prior to his passing.