Money talks. The "Hitman" movie may have gotten lambasted by critics, but when a film tops $100 million at the box office and rakes in another $80 million in DVD sales, that's a big ol' green light for a sequel.
And because it was so successful, Hollywood producer Adrian Askarieh is not only pursuing another "Hitman" movie but he's also tapping into more Eidos productions, including Just Cause and Kane & Lynch . He talks about all these future projects during a recent GameDaily interview and if you're an action buff, you ought to be psyched. Of course, Askarieh reminds us that he's independently producing the "Just Cause" film so there's no knowing when that might arrive (or how good it will be), but he's calling in the big guns for "Kane & Lynch." It has taken a while, but filming will finally start in March…with Bruce Willis set to star as Kane. That alone should sell tickets. If you're wondering, Timothy Olyphant may or may not return as the "Hitman;" there may be scheduling conflicts as he's in a new television show for FX. They may need a new lead for that and if so, might we suggest either Jason Statham or Vin Diesel? Either would fit the role and perhaps more importantly, give it some real star power.
But who are we to judge? About sixty gajillion people obviously paid money to see that movie so perhaps Askarieh simply needs to pump a movie out that holds to the very same formula, regardless of the cast. Ah well.