Third time’s the charm? Hulu is planning a TV reboot of the video game franchise Hitman, Deadline reports. The pilot script is set to be written by Derek Kolstad. While the name may not be super familiar, he’s the creator of John Wick, as well as the scribe for the first entry, as well as the upcoming third film in the franchise.
Not only will he be writing, the pilot, but he’ll also be executive producing it alongside Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon.
Of course, this TV series is based on the Hitman video game series that’s sold over 25 million copies. The game has spawned two other film adaptations: Hitman, and Hitman: Agent 47, starring Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend in the lead role, respectively. Sadly, both of these films crashed and burned with fans and critics. That being said, they did okay financially — not great, but okay.
It’s easy to see what Hulu sees in this franchise, despite its missteps. The concept itself is intriguing, and under the write guidance, it could very well become a big hit for Hulu, and could help to catapult the streaming service to new heights. Despite a few solid shows, it’s still very much living under Netflix’s shadow.
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