The best thing about 2007’s videogame movie “Hitman”? It starred Timothy Olyphant, who I had been a fan of since Deadwood, and introduced the world to the wonders of Olga Kurylenko. Directed by Frenchman Xavier Gens, the film grossed $100 million on a $30 million dollar budget. In Hollywood terms, that’s a hit, baby. So it’s no surprise that Twentieth Century Fox have already hired writers to pen a sequel to the movie.
According to Variety, Fox has hired writer Kyle Ward to pen the sequel, which would pick up with Agent 47 (originally played by Olyphant) at a low point in his career and life. He must build himself back up psychologically and physically to reclaim his mantle as the world’s most feared assassin. The new movie would incorporate the plot of Eidos’ upcoming “Hitman 5″ game, which will be released next year. There’s no word on rather Olyphant would reprise his role as Agent 47.
Ward has written a number of projects, including another videogame-to-movie flick called “Kane and Lynch” for Lionsgate with Bruce Willis attached, and the Michael Bay-produced “Fiasco Heights”.
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