It seems like Fox is ready to keep on destroying beloved properties by giving us a sequel to 2007’s Hitman. Based on the acclaimed Eidos franchise which features assassin Agent 47 taking out targets through a variety of ways, the film failed to live up to the game mainly due to having a muddled plot and action scenes that were rather dull.
Hitman 2 will contain story elements from the upcoming game "Hitman 5", scheduled for a late 2010 release, and it’ll feature a broken down Agent 47 who must rebuild himself back into the most feared assassin in the world. Is it me or is it a bit odd that there seems to be a lot of redemption tales going on with some of the big franchise videogames? Splinter Cell: Conviction has a messed up Sam Fisher looking for revenge and Max Payne 3 has Max hitting the bottom of the barrel in South America. I guess that must be the popular trend these days.
Writer Kyle Ward will be penning the script and Ward is familiar with writing scripts based on videogames as he got the gig for Hitman 2 based on his “Kane & Lynch” script.
At this point I pretty much have no interest in seeing Hitman 2. As much as I love the character and Timothy Olyphant’s performance as Agent 47 chances are the movie will still be a dud due to how Fox handled the first movie by controlling what director Xavier Gens was allowed to do which ended up with Fox firing him towards the end of production and reshooting several scenes. Give me a Luc Besson produced Hitman movie where his staff of crazy French filmmakers can go wild and I’m there day one. Too bad that sadly won’t be the case.