According to Deadline, Fox 21 and Hulu have joined forced to produce a new series based on IO Interactive's Hitman franchise, with a pilot script to be written by Derek Kolstad, who created the John Wick franchise (in addition to writing the scripts for the first and third Wick film, hitting theaters in 2019). We're expecting this series to contain a borderline hilarious number of gory headshots.
This isn't the first time the Hitman property's been adapted for the screen. 20th Century Fox released two films based on the series - one in 2007, with Timothy Olyphant playing the franchise's iconic titular character, and another in 2015. Both films did reasonably well at the worldwide box office, but neither experienced blockbuster success.
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 perfect marriage. Your mileage may vary, but I'd certainly give it a go.
What do you folks think? Interested in seeing what Kolstad comes up with, or think Hulu's barking up an already-dead tree? Sound off in the comments below.