CBR has an article on the proposed Hitman TV show.
A very ba… i mean bold decision by the directors.
I’ve been looking forward to this show, and good to hear it’s not dead! It’s an interesting and bold decision, hoping it gets executed well as a fresh take on the character.
So they’re kind of implying he’s had his memory erased in the show, yes? As in, he doesn’t remember having the barcode tattooed underneath his hair? Or…is that he will see the tattoo and have a crisis because he just remembered it’s there?
I’m cautiously looking forward to this show if it ever happens. But it’s disappointing hearing they want to rewrite things. The movies rewrote a lot of things and ultimately it made them flop
Unfortunately this doesn’t give me a lot of optimism about how this show will approach the character. I don’t think a change in the back story is an inherently bad thing, but I’m worried the protagonist is going to be some charismatic yet brooding antihero and 47 in name only.
As far as the missions and hits themselves, I’m expecting something more along the lines of John Wick but a bit more creative, definitely incorporating a lot of accidents. Could be entertaining, just a bit of a shame its not the character and world we love.
This one seems to be the original:
Maybe they’ll do a build-up to where he shaves his head at the end of the season and puts on a suit and gloves.
Kolstad assured fans that the change in appearance is important to Agent 47’s journey in the show. "You’re introduced to a guy who’s very much the hitman we know from the games, but he’s got a full head of hair, and he’s independent. He has a handler, he’s got a life, he’s very much that early '80s, late '70s assassin we read about in the books, right?"he explained. “But at a certain point, he gets a gig, and that gig unveils the reality that no choice he’s ever made has been his own. And of course, the show ends with him at a mirror, finding hidden under his skin, the barcode. So suddenly it becomes a mystery of ‘who am I, really?’”
This really doesn’t sound like it has anything to do with Hitman as we understand it to be honest. Also, thanks for spoiling the ending so now I don’t have to bother watching it.
I assume/hope that happens at the end of the first or second episode… i’m not sure I want to watch a whole season of faux-47 being “suave”.
Plot twist, the barcode ends with a 48 instead.
BRUH. I mean, why people love to complicate shit when straightforward answer is the best one. Why not making a show where 47 and Diana does some assassination shit without ICA instead of making 47 forget everything?
It really bothers me that they go long and tricky way instead of short and safe one.
I would watch a show where each episode was just another mission for 47. They wouldn’t need character development, excessive plot, etc. TV today though has to be edgy with twists and cliffhangers and through lines that make things way too complicated.