Hitman TV Series in the Works at Hulu From John Wick Writer

Hulu plans to make a Hitman television series with 'John Wick' creator

Action is something that does occur in the Hitman series, true, but it's typically something a player is forced into after making a mistake.

If you've played any of IO Interactive's Hitman games, you know how episodic the setup is: Agent 47 and his bald, bar-coded head travel to locations both exotic and mundane - sometimes in creative disguise - and carry out murder assignments that involve espionage at the highest global levels.

How an emotionless, nearly personality-free, hitman, who stars in very slow-paced stealth adventures, became one of the most frequently filmed video game characters we don't know. He's also going to be one of the show's executive producers going forward.

The writers have a bit of time up their sleeve on this one and it will be interesting to see who they cast as the legendary Agent 47.

Deadline is reporting that Kolstad, who is now writing the third John Wick film, will executive produce the series alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. After all, when it comes to huge triple-A gaming titles, movies and series tend to be a bit... lacklustre (I am looking directly at you, Resident Evil 7: The Final Chapter and Assassin's Creed).

The games were originally adapted into two films. 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). It was followed by a reboot in 2015, which received negative reviews. The first movie starred Timothy Olyphant (Justified) in the leading role and Rupert Friend (Homeland) in the second movie.

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