New Hitman Movie, Game Set For 2010
As we all know, movies only need to make money in order to warrant a sequel. Quality isn't a requirement.
...which is why a sequel to last year's "Hitman" film is still in the early stages, but at least it sets the stage for another game, which has a good chance of being great. According to Kotaku, the movie will act as a marketing tie-in with the next installment in the critically acclaimed franchise, and both are due out some time next year. Variety has reported that the movie "will contain story elements from 'Hitman 5,' a game due to be released 'in late 2010.'" For our part, we certainly like the idea of a new game; this is one series that has flourished despite some inevitable comparisons to other games that utilize stealth as a primary appeal. The movie wasn't really worth talking about but then again, what film based on a game is...? We always like to remain optimistic so we'll try to keep our hopes high for the movie, but we fully expect the game to deliver the goods in spades. In all honesty, we wouldn't care if the film disappeared and all we got was the game...how big of a tragedy would that really be?
Anyway, we'll be on the lookout for new Hitman news as time goes on, although with a "late 2010" estimate, we probably won't find very much for a little while.
6/28/2009 Ben Dutka