With that, you'd expect any subsequent live action attempts to go the stealthier route, but let's not forget that Hollywood loves its explosions.
Deadline reports that a new Hitman series is in the works by both Fox 21 and Hulu. Over the years, the Hitman franchise has sold well over 25 million copies; since the original game debuted in 2000.
We'll have more on the Hitman series as more is known. According to Deadline, Kolstad's on board to write the pilot and executive produce the series. Revolving around the stoic Agent 47, a bald guy with a barcode tattoo on his skull nobody seems to notice, is all about creatively bumping off jerks who really have operatic deaths coming to them in some of the world's most glamorous locales.
However, someone on the other side of the argument reckons a TV series is the best fit for the franchise, saying: "Honestly Hitman is really one of those games that lends itself far better to an episodic series than it does to a movie".
Hitman centres on Agent 47, a nameless assassin who initially works for the secretive International Contract Agency (ICA), taking assassination requests for high-end clients.
The series is not new to the film medium. In 2015, the series returned under director Aleksander Bach with Homeland's Rupert Friend taking the Agent 47 role. Is it the most adventurous move on Kolstad's part? Writer Derek Kolstad has written John Wick and John Wick Chapter 2, and is working on John Wick Chapter 3 for the future as well.