Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Hitman TV Series in the Works at Hulu from John Wick Creator

Hitman TV Series in the Works at Hulu from John Wick Creator

It's a low-key money-earner, in other words, and maybe bringing in a dude who's proven himself talented when it comes to crafting narratives around stone-cold killers, badass conspiracies, and elaborate assassination attempts will turn out to be a ideal marriage. Hulu will work in conjunction with 21st Century Fox on a pilot script that will eventually transform Hitman into what the online network hopes will become "a flagship series".

Streaming outlet Hulu is teaming with Fox 21 to bring Hitman to the small screen, reports Deadline. Fox released two films about the game's main character Agent 47 - 2007's Hitman and 2015's Hitman: Agent 47.

Like numerous failed video game adaptations before it, Hitman doesn't have a golden track record on the big screen. Neither film was received well critically.

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Kolstad, who wrote the first two critically-acclaimed John Wick films and the upcoming third installment, will serve as an executive producer on the new Hitman series. Known only as Agent 47, his latest target is a corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers even more powerful than him. As of right now though, an actor has yet to be chosen for the role of Agent 47.

Hollywood seems adamant on tapping into the fanbases of video games, even at the risk of alienating people who didn't remember there was a 2007 Hitman starring Timothy Olyphant (guilty). Both movies leaned too heavily on noisy action and set pieces though and lacked the suspense and tension of the games.

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