The fact that 20th Century Fox is moving forward with a sequel to the 2007 film Hitman has us confused. The last time we checked the movie wasn’t that great. The only good thing to come from it was Timothy Olyphant and we’re not even sure if he’s returning for the sequel. According to Deadline, the studio has hired a director to helm the second film in the series based on the video game of the same name.
Fox has brought on Spanish director Daniel Benmayor to make his Hollywood debut with Hitman 2. Production on the film is slated to begin sometime this fall, but the main star has yet to be cast. Timothy Olyphant, who played Agent 47 in the original has had a major surge in his career over the past few years. Most recently, his TV series “Justified” was picked up for a second season on FX and he’s basking in the glow of having one of the highest rated shows on the network.
The first Hitman was shot on a $30 million dollar budget and made an estimated $100 million dollars worldwide. Now in hindsight, the movie earned a decent profit for the studio but with the monetary success aside it still sucked. We love Olyphant but his character was hard to watch. Even our boy Henry Ian Cusick aka Desmond from “Lost” couldn’t keep us interested in the movie. It was just badly written and poorly executed.
We’re not sure where the story will go from here or if Olyphant will shave his head for another run as the assassin but we’ll see.
Are you interested in a Hitman sequel? Do you think the Timothy Olyphant should return?