By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
If there is one thing Hollywood loves it is adaptations, sequels and more adaptations. The adaptations from book to film usually do well, game to film are almost a guaranteed miss. 20th Century Fox is currently working on an adaptation for Hitman and it looks like this is one of the few game-to-film adaptations that has what it takes to be excellent.
Hitman Script Review
The good people over at LatinoReview have recently gotten their hands on the script for Hitman and claim that it is a 'masterpiece.'
He is in top form here in executing with what will sure be an edgy hard assed R-rated flick. The script after all is about a fucking assassin.
Even though most video games movies have been downright corny, that is absolutely not the case here. Hitman stands on it's own merits as a testosterone laced action packed thriller while being faithful to it's video game origins. You don't even have to be a fan of the games to dig this. I played the 1st game on the PC back in 2000 and although enjoyable, was one of the hardest games to play. In the game you took on the role of Agent 47. His name comes from a barcode tattooed on the back of his head (640509-040147); the last two digits are 47. While 47 is more than capable of using brute force to mow down a couple dozen armed men, 47 is also an extremely creative individual, capable of devising cunning and stealthy ways of eliminating his targets without creating a commotion.
The script faithfully respects those basic elements and it translates well on the page. Its all there - the cunning and stealth of Agent 47 along with his use of disguises. Those basic elements are what made the games fun and successful, hence the 3 sequels.
Check out the full script review for Hitman over at LatinoReview.