The pilot script is already underway with John Wick creator Derek Kolstad at the helm, putting the very beginning stages of this new porject in very good hands. Kolstad's understated writing and ability to create a just-so fantasy world of hitman hotels and elegant "rules" dictating fistfights in Rome's streets should serve the video game well, considering its backstory is a mix of James Bond-esque homicidal glamor and goofy SF.
As reported by Deadline, a pilot script is now in the works for a Hitman series, with the intention of airing the series (should it get picked up from the pilot) on Hulu. 2015's reboot Hitman: Agent 47 (starring Rupert Friend as the eponymous hitman) basically sank without a trace after release.
Hitman, the video game franchise, seems practically built for Hollywood.
Alongside Kolstad, Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon will be taking charge with Fox 21's Bert Salke, Gloria Fan, Kira Innes, and Jane Francis to oversee the project. Neither film was received well critically.
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Iger was quoted as saying, "I can say that our plan on the Disney side is to price this substantially below where Netflix is". Basic stands at £5.99 and has not changed under a recent price increase.
The new television series is still in the early stages of development and does not now have an expected release date.
Understandably, that news may make staunch purists panic, but as a lover of both franchises, I'd love to see what Kolstad can bring to Hitman's world. Each new level typically finds Agent 47 in a different location chasing a new target, and while the games have overarching storylines and recurring characters, they commonly take second place to the gameplay itself. There's a lot more room for stealth, development, intrigue, and more planned out assassinations like the games in this format. Maybe the third time's the charm.
Hulu's Hitman doesn't now have an airdate but we'll keep you updated as more information arrives.
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