Star Trek's Zachary Quinto joins Hitman movie cast

Spock actor joins Homeland star Rupert Friend in the upcoming Agent 47.

Zachary Quinto, who portrays Spock in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek movies, has joined the cast of the upcoming Agent 47 based on the Hitman games, Deadline reports.

Quinto joins Homeland star Rupert Friend, who replaced Paul Walker as the lead assassin agent 47 after the actor died in a car crash last year. It is unknown what Quinto's role is in the movie.

Variety previously reported that Walker's commitment to the project was a major factor in getting it greenlit, and shooting, which was set to begin in February, was postponed after his death.

Now Deadline reports that shooting will begin in March.

Agent 47 will be set as the sequel to the Hitman movie from 2007 starring Justified's Timothy Olyphant. Aleksander Bach will direct from a script written by A Good Day to Die Hard writer Skip Woods and Michael Finch.

There are multiple new Hitman games in development, including a new AAA project from series creator IO Interactive, as well as mobile games from Square Enix Montreal.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

Discussion

23 comments
NikIvRu
NikIvRu

Sylar as Agent 47? Hell yea!

nanoblast
nanoblast

Quinto is a great actor, but this movie is still being written by Skip Woods, who's the worst writer in Hollywood and I still don't know how this guy still gets paid. Give the money to me I probably write my dream story in which Agent 47 kills an army of ninjas inspired by the best level of Hitman 2.

EatShanna
EatShanna

Some of you need to re-read the article, Quinto isn't playing 47, Rupert Friend is.



Hurvl
Hurvl

Cool! He's a great actor and have played both villainous and good guy characters. 

I saw the Hitman movie a few weeks ago and although the plot was a bit hard to follow, I liked it a lot. The action and the pacing was good and none of the acting was annoying.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

I don't like to watch him because of his persuasion.

mohamed-19
mohamed-19

I Hope He Gonna Do Well With That , Not Ruined It !!

gostor_lives
gostor_lives

IF HE IS THE 47 THEN ILL KILL EVERYONEEEE

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

Personally I'm highly sceptical of any movies based on games but, who knows, a miracle might happen and for the first time in the history of movie making we might get a good one.

As for Quinto... nothing against the guy but it doesn't seem to me he has the charisma to hold a lead role, unless we are making a movie specially for teens with laughs and teenage girls taking showers in the nude. To give an edge to a cold blooded killer we need an adult with some life behind him and something harsh in his violence; a Daniel Craig type of guy.

Same for Rupert Friend.

Then again it's probably a low budget movie. Can't be too choosy I suppose...


madgame23
madgame23

Timothy Oliphant was the guy yeah!

madgame23
madgame23

Actually the guy from the show Justified played the character perfectly.  The script from that movie wasn't great, atrocious actually, but the actors in it played the parts perfectly!

RiKanKiDD
RiKanKiDD

He was a good actor In American Horror Story Season 2

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

now this actually sounds promising, quintos is hella talented and will bring the much needed humanistic characteristics that we haven't seen of Agent 47 (in the movies of course)

jinilthedon
jinilthedon

I'm really baffled why they don't consider jason sthatham at all,I mean its not like agent 47 is a complex character to potray.In fact,its the opposite,the guy is a complete nutcase and is wired to be a complete assassin who is void of any remorse or generosity or any other human traits.Its like the character is tailor made for sthatham.


ExtremePhobia
ExtremePhobia

@SpicaAntares  I don't know that I agree. I think the guy who played the absolutely chilling Sylar from Heroes and Spock from Star Trek is a perfect fit for the cold calculated killer that is Agent 47.

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

As for Skip Woods and Michael Finch as writers: A Good Day to Die Hard was one of the greatest disappointment in the Die Hard serie. If they can't write better I'm sorry for them. Then again they probably got the two for a bag of peanuts...

Snepstok
Snepstok

@jinilthedon I'm not as much baffled about them not considering Jason Statham as they don't David Bateson. He bloody VOICED 47 the whole time (ok, not in the last game). Moreover, he pretty much looks like 47 and he is an actor. Jesper Kydd could do the score. Why this seems no possibility is beyond me: they're more than capable, offer everything fans love about the franchise and it would be close to 100% true to the originals.

toyiba
toyiba

@jinilthedon  


And Statham is in every other movie, it's too much.

I wager it will be shit like the last one. This writers fucked up Die Hard, and an unknown director, what could possibly go wrong?

SpicaAntares
SpicaAntares

@ExtremePhobia @SpicaAntares

I've watched a few episodes of Heroes and quit. There was a great filmmaker who once said: you can have the public accept one absurd premise in a movie but don't stretch it to more. In Heroes, like in X-Men and the like, it's only one absurd premise after another, non stop. How can one keep in check his disbelief more than a minute in any of these stories is beyond me.

As for Quinto: yes I have seen him in Heroes but what can I say? Ever since I was a young kid I've watched movies with my parents and saw almost every single movie from American cinema as well as a lot of movies from Europe. There was a time when movies were made by adults and for adults. Now, it seems to me, all we have are kids without life experience, excited like fleas on the screen. No depth, almost nothing interesting in their ways of acting and, it probably doesn't help, dialogues so boring it's a disaster. I feel like most of the movies I'm watching are of the "Star Trek: Voyager" level: totally childish, like lessons given by parents to tell kids how to behave.

Now you think Quinto was great in the last ST movies, alright. I've like the 2 movies somewhat but, and I say but, I would never, for the life of me, exchange ST (the original serie) for any ST serie or movie done since then. Why's that? In great part the answer lies with the talent of adult actors versus the teens of today. Whatever defect these old series had (ST, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, etc..) they never have been matched both in terms of acting (using mature and experienced actors) and ideas (using real writers).

But, as we are talking about Hitman, probably nothing of that matters. I'm betting my 10 cents that it will be another movie made with teens, for teens, without a good script and money to put on screen. Just another vessel to carry subsequent games.

jinilthedon
jinilthedon

@Snepstok  

Well I agree on that,especially jesper kyd.The guy's track record has been impeccable,its like they don't want this movie to make an impact at all.

jinilthedon
jinilthedon

@toyiba @jinilthedon  

Well that maybe a relief,at least sthatham don't have to sign in for another shitty movie.But still it's not uncommon for a sequel to improve drastically.