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'Hitman' TV Series From 'John Wick' Creator Coming To Hulu

'Hitman' TV Series From 'John Wick' Creator Coming To Hulu

Once again there's going to be another live-action Hitman adaptation.

The original PC game Hitman: Codename 47 came out in 2000 and introduced the world to Agent 47, a cloned assassin whose set of skills make his services highly sought-after, not unlike Keanu Reeve's John Wick character.

Kolstad will then become executive producer on the series, if it gets made, with the intention to stick closer to the games' mythology. 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.

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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. And yet, despite an attempt with Timothy Olyphant in 2007 and another go a few years back in 2015, it didn't click with audiences. There are six entries in the series, with the newest game having released in 2016. Novel-to-screen adaptations face a similar dilemma, in that film and television provide different benefits when it comes to transferring a source material from one medium to another.

Television, on the other hand, could provide a more flexible narrative format for a game of potentially flourish. This won't be the first time Kolstad has dealt within the confines of the hitman action genre. He wrote the first movie and scripted John Wick: Chapter 3, due in theaters May 17, 2019.


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