HITMAN Movie Sequel May Accompany 2012 Video Game Release
Producers would love to have Timothy Olyphant reprise his role as Agent 47 in a sequel to the 2007 video game adaptation that garnered positive reviews and solid box office performance.
The film followed a mysterious man known only as Agent 47 who, when hired by a group called 'The Organization' for a political assassination, is ensnared in a dark conspiracy. Pursued by both Interpol and the Russian military, 47 treks across Russia and Eastern Europe to uncover who double crossed him.
Video game developer Square Enix producers Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon recently stated that the company hopes to have another Hitman movie in theaters to coincide with the 2012 launch of the upcoming game Hitman: Absolution:
“Everyone would very much like to have both the game and the movie released in the same window. Whether the film is a sequel or a reboot, we think the past five years has seen a pent-up demand by gamers for Agent 47 and 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Hitman.”
The film is already in development at Fox International with Askarieh and Gordon on board as producers working off a screenplay by Daniel Casey. Though the tentative film will have ties to the 2012 Absolution game, and Timothy Olyphant may reprise his role as Agent 47, it will have an original story.