Hitman TV series on the way from John Wick creator

Joseph Baxter Nov 14, 2017

The Hitman video game and film franchise has set its sights on a television series from John Wick creator Derek Kolstad...

Hitman, showcasing the signature shaved head, barcode tattoo, slick suits and dual pistols of anti-hero Agent 47, has been a monumental multimedia presence since its 2000 video game debut, spawning several sequels and even two film adaptations. However, the franchise will soon make its deadly mark in new territory, with Hulu’s plans for a television series adaptation.

The streaming outlet is teaming with Fox 21 to bring Hitman to the small screen, reports Deadline. Tackling the tough task of adapting the oft-adapted, 25-million-unit-selling, video game franchise, especially after two (financially disappointing) attempts to strike box office gold with 2007’s Hitman and 2015’s Hitman: Agent 47, the studio has brought in a contemporary action heavyweight in Derek Kolstad, the writer and creator of the 2014 bellwether action flick, John Wick,
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‘Hitman’ Series In Works At Hulu From ‘John Wick’ Creator Derek Kolstad

Exclusive: Fox 21 and Hulu have teamed for a television series based on Hitman, the global best-selling video game from Io Interactive. A pilot script will be written by Derek Kolstad, creator and writer of the John Wick action film series who also penned the third one that will be released in 2019. Kolstad will be an executive producer along with Adrian Askarieh and Chuck Gordon. The project will be overseen at Fox 21 by Bert Salke, Jane Francis, Gloria Fan and Kira…
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Fox 21 Promotes Jane Francis To Evp

Founding Fox 21 executive Jane Francis has signed a new deal with 20th Century Fox Television’s cable production company. As part of the multiyear pact, she has been promoted to Evp. Francis will continue to work under Fox 21 president Bert Salke, overseeing comedy, drama and animation development for the division whose focus is on scripted series for cable and unscripted programming for all networks. “Jane is an incredibly talented executive and someone I rely on greatly as we look to continue to grow Fox 21,” Salke said. “Writers absolutely adore her, and so do I.” Francis is a 15-year 20th TV veteran. She worked in the studio’s drama department until 2004 when Fox 21 was launched and she was assigned to run it as its first Svp. At Fox 21, Francis has worked on such series as FX’s Sons Of Anarchy, Showtime’s Homeland and the CW’s Beauty and the Geek.
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