Vin Diesel to play Agent 47 on the silver screen

Riddick star signs up for Hitman movie, possibly also providing voice and likeness for Agent 47's next videogame outing

Macho man Vin Diesel is to take the lead role of Agent 47 in 20th Century Fox's forthcoming silver screen adaptation of Eidos' assassin series Hitman, Reuters is reporting.

And Vin Diesel's involvement with videogame's deadliest bald guy might not end there. Reuters further reports that Eidos and Hitman developer IO Interactive are planning to chat with the actor and his videogame enterprise Tigon Studios in connection with the follow-up to Hitman: Blood Money. Talks could lead to Diesel lending his likeness and voice to Agent 47 in his next outing.

It's said that Blood Money's successor is expected to launch alongside the Hitman movie.