Hitman 2 Has A Director. He Is...

They are making another movie based on the Hitman video games. Why?

Well, because the first one made money. It grossed nearly US$40 million in the US, but did much better abroad, pulling in over $US60 million. The film's budget was $US30 mil.

Studio Twentieth Century Fox has scribe Kyle Ward (Uncharted movie script, Kane & Lynch script) attached to do the script. Actor Timothy Olyphant played lead Agent 47 in the first film, but is not confirmed for the sequel.

"It's not on my schedule. If they want me to do another one," the actor said last August. "I supposed they could have me, yes... What I can tell you about Hitman is that I'm thrilled that it was as successful as it was and it was a really nice opportunity and I appreciate that opportunity."

Last month, however, the actor expressed displeasure to The Guardian about shaving his head for the part: "That part I could have done without. I felt I'd spent years ducking that responsibility and that kind of commitment. But with that kind of movie there comes all kinds of baggage, and that stuff I find I could do without."

Fox is bringing in Spanish director Daniel Benmayor to make his Hollywood debut with the sequel. Benmayor has made a name for himself shooting Spanish commercials for Sony PSP, Renault, Mercedes, Samsung and more. (Check out his ads here.) His first film, Paintball, is about a game of paintball that goes horribly wrong.

Fox Sights Director For 'Hitman' Sequel; Will Timothy Olyphant Return? [Deadline via Latino Review]


Comments

    I get the feeling that Fox will give this movie to one of their other studios and make it a direct to DVD title. It looks like they won’t get the original actor back to play Agent 47 and they are practically working with a first time director that is unheard of in the US. I’m guessing they will knock down the budget to about 10 million and hope it makes back its money in rentals and DVD sales.

    They made a first movie?

    oh god... please no
    the first hitman movie was the biggest piece of garbage i had ever seen.

    3 bald dudes pop up in a train go after the main bold dude.. they all have their katanas pointed at him, then rather than kill him, start fighting each other and dying. wut?

    "What I can tell you about Hitman is that I’m thrilled that it was as successful as it was and it was a really nice opportunity and I appreciate that opportunity.”

    Of course he's thrilled - it was a steaming pile of dog crap, and I'm damn sure he smelt the heap long before it hit cinemas.

    Ugh... Why? The first one was trash, so why make a sequel?

    "His first film, Paintball, is about a game of paintball that goes horribly wrong."

    Biggest LoL of my day, they should put that on the video box.

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