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Diesel targets Agent 47 for Fox's Hitman



Story by: Jack Foley

HOLLYWOOD action man, Vin Diesel, looks set to return to the tough-guy roles that first made him famous by appearing in the big-screen adaptation of yet another popular video game.

The xXx/Pacifier star will serve as both star and executive producer of Hitman, which will see him taking on the role of Agent 47 (much beloved by gaming fans).

The character is described as a famed assassin, in the Jason Bourne mould, who has very few memories and shows little remorse when carrying out work for a shadowy organisation.

The game series is said to be extremely violent and no-nonsense in its approach, so it is to be hoped that Diesel adopts the same approach to the movie.

Announcing the venture in Hollywood Reporter, Adrian Askarieh, another of the producers, said: "Hitman is a project that by the virtue of its DNA can and will reach far beyond its already substantial core audience.

"The canvas on which this adventure takes place is something that movie audiences have embraced for the last 40 years. We obviously are delighted to have Vin Diesel on board, too - he and Agent 47 are a match made in heaven."

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