Director Chosen For Hitman 2?

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hitman 2 movie Director Chosen For Hitman 2?

Fox is moving forward with a sequel to 2007′s awful adaptation of the Hitman video game franchise. Last August it was reported that writer Kyle Ward was chosen by the studio to pen the script for a sequel and now they’re looking at a director.

Timothy Olyphant played the title character, known as Agent 47, in the first but there’s no word yet on whether or not he’ll return.  There may be an option in his contract and when asked about the idea of playing the part again, Olyphant seemed partially interested in Hitman 2.

Deadline has the scoop on Fox’s top choice to direct Hitman 2. They’re reportedly interested in Spanish commercial director Daniel Benmayor to work the latest script treatment by Daniel Casey.

The story of the Hitman 2 movie will  follow story elements from the unreleased Hitman 5 video game where Agent 47 is beaten and broken and must return to the glory of being the elite assassin he once was.

The original film is just another example of video game adaptions going horribly bad. Sitting at a well-deserved 14% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the feature film missed the boat on what the Hitman games were about and completely mishandled both the main character and the action sequences (i.e. the reasons they wanted to make a movie out of it in the first place). I have little hope for a sequel and would prefer if Olyphant avoids it all together. He can do much better.

Is there any hope for a quality movie in Hitman 2?

Hitman 2 has no release date but is set for a fall production start.

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Source: Deadline

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  1. the most needless sequal i can think of

  2. I actually prefer Olyphant avoid it simply because it’s not a good fit for him. I like the guy, but he’s not Agent 47, they should have gotten a slightly older (or at least older looking…) actor with a better fit for the voice, the voice in the game is more commanding than Olyphant’s voice.

    As for the actual film, wholly underwhelming (and I went in with high hopes). I can’t remember the actual storyline, but even the ones from the game would have been better (and they’re pretty generic sci-fi fair).

  3. Yeah Timothy needs to stay away from this, I mean seriously it could kill his career if he’s not careful The first one was really awful,
    remember that Hoki sword fight in the train scene That made very little sence in fact It made known

    • Yeah, what was up with that? They used guns on everyone else but on him they have to use swords? He could have easily done an Indiana Jones and shot them while they were dwirling their swords.

  4. I thought the movie was good for what it was……mindless action suspense…….

  5. Hitman, like all video game adaptations, could have been a great movie

    but alas it was extremely sub par. I vote for a quasi-reboot a la punisher/hulk

    furthermore I vote for wentworth miller to star as number 47

  6. I really enjoyed the movie Hitman, of course the story line could be better but it still has a great style and eye-catching action scenes. Timothy Olyphant did a great job, I didn’t know him very well before this movie to be honest. Olga was really hot in it! Good chemistry!