'Hitman 2' Movie Script Based on 'Hitman 5' Game

By Adam Rosenberg

FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG: I have fond memories of the original video game-to-film adaptation of “Hitman” for one reason and one reason only. That’s where I met my good friend John Constantine, who submits some great lists and opinion pieces here on MTV Movies Blog each week. We bonded over a misguided film critic’s assertion that the movie isn’t for kids even though it is based on a game. I quickly pointed out that an M-rated game is not for kids either.

I digress. The point of the above anecdote is that “Hitman” wasn’t a particularly great movie. Star Timothy Olyphant is a talented actor, and he did bear a striking resemblance to the game’s Agent 47 — admittedly not a difficult thing one the bald cap is in place — but the fact remains that the adaptation fell considerably short of what it could have been. Maybe that’s par for the course when it comes to game adaptations, but it also makes Fox’s latest move all the more puzzling.

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