Once again there's going to be another live-action Hitman adaptation. Developer IO Interactive has made a dead with production company Fox 21 and the Hulu streaming series to create a show based on the Hitman video game series, as Deadline first reported. The 2016 Hitman game, however, featured an episodic release format that had Agent 47 traveling around the globe and slowly uncovering a mystery.
The Hitman series follows Agent 47, an assassin with a mysterious backstory.
According to Deadline, Kolstad will be writing the pilot script for Hitman, as well as executive producing alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. But knowing that Hulu intends on making this a flagship series, we fully expect all involved in its production to put forth their best effort.
Even through publisher turnover, Agent 47 just keeps finding ways to continue doing his job.
Some people point out one of the reasons why the two movies failed was because of an excessive amount of violence, which conflicts with the main premise of the game, which is stealth. Io Interactive has already confirmed it's working on a new Hitman game, but recently said it doesn't plan to start talking about the project until sometime next year.
Incidentally, Deadline also reports that there are now two Hitman games in development.
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. The pilot is being written by Derek Kolstad. The first movie starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the leading role and Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the second movie.