Perhaps the fun and action packed quality of the Die Hard films will shine through to the Hitman TV Series.
The latest game, which was released episodically throughout 2016, was a critical success and sold over 7 million copies. The plan is for the show to stick closely to the video game material and become a flagship series for Hulu. Whatever the case, let's just hope that the TV series doesn't follow in the footsteps of the 2007 and 2015 Hitman movies, which were both a load of old arse.
Hulu has secured a deal to revive Agent 47.. The good news is that the script for the pilot is being written by Derek Kolstad, creator and writer of the excellent John Wick films. Joining Askareih is Chuck Gordon, who also helped produce the two Hitman movies.
Hitman centres on Agent 47, a nameless assassin who initially works for the secretive International Contract Agency (ICA), taking assassination requests for high-end clients.
Hopefully the new show will be better than the two previous films. No, but John Wick is a fantastic series, with the third part in the trilogy due out in 2019. Hitman was more loosely based on the games, which involved trained orphans instead of cloned assassins, and was set in a different continuity where the Agency had a different name (the Organization).
This won't be the first time that Hitman's been taken out of the gaming environment for a turn in front of the camera. Agent 47 was portrayed by Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend respectively.