Paul Walker, star of the Fast and the Furious franchise, is to shave his head to star as Agent 47 in a new Hitman movie, reports Deadline New York.

The Hitman movie reboot is being written by A Good Day To Die Hard's Skip Woods - who also penned the $100 million grossing 2007 film starting Timothy Olyphant - and Michael Finch.

Commercial maker Aleksander Bach, highly regarded in his field, will make his feature film debut.

Shooting for the movie will take place in Berlin and Singapore this summer.