Despite unfortunately having his future in the video game world from which he originated in limbo, it turns out that us fans of Agent 47 actually have something to look forward to in the not too distant future. We say that because, believe it or not, our favorite bald contract killer is slated to carry out his next mission via a new Hitman series set to debut on a popular streaming service.
Now, you can say all you want about his silver screen outings – Hitman and Hitman: Agent 47 – but I enjoyed them both to varying degrees. Granted, they both kind of missed the mark when it came to the whole “Silent Assassin” motif, instead offering up someone who’d likely get a “Serial Killer” rating upon mission completion, but I firmly believe those flicks were much closer to the spirit of their respective source material than, say, the Resident Evil movies.
With that, you’d expect any subsequent live action attempts to go the stealthier route, but let’s not forget that Hollywood loves its explosions. Truth be told, there’ll be plenty of time for 47 to sneak around and wear disguises when spread out across an entire season of television, but we’re expecting loads of action knowing that John Wick creator Derek Kolstad has been hired by Fox 21 to script the pilot for Hulu, and will also serve as executive producer.
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. Regardless, we’re going to have to wait until 2019 in order to find out. 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.