Fox Hires a New Screenwriter for Another Hitman Movie
Why?! That's the first question that popped into my mind. It doesn't really matter who, even if he is a good screenwriter, but why make another one? IESB has confirmed today that 20th Century Fox is looking to continue the big screen Hitman franchise that started in 2007 with a movie directed by Xavier Gens. Kyle Ward, of the upcoming Kane & Lynch movie as well as the upcoming Fiasco Heights, has been hired to write the script. Adrian Askarieh, Daniel Alter and Chuck Gordon will return as producers, but no word yet on whether Timothy Olyphant, who played Agent 47, will be back as well. Is anyone out there excited for this?
I do know that the Hitman movie is obviously based on a very popular and very successful series of video games, but I don't remember that many people liking it. I actually tried to like it, or rather, I wanted to like it, but I only saw it once in theaters and don't even own it on DVD. I'll argue that it was actually better than the Max Payne movie, which coincidentally also co-starred Olga Kurylenko, but it's really not that great of a movie. Even worse, it only made a measly $40 million in theaters, and probably less on DVD. So is Fox trying to reboot this? Are they trying to pull another Punisher or Hulk or X-Files? Will it even work?