Hail and well met, fellow purveyors of the obscure and geektastic! I have once again returned to spare you the tortured musings of the less enlightened.
(Obvious audience ass-kiss: BSG RULES!!!!!!!!)
This week, there seems to be a dearth of really geeky movie news (damn sources are too busy wallowing in con season!), but I will try my best to provide you with your dose of full-frontal nerdity.
How’s this: Hitman, the video game adaptation starring Timothy Olyphant as the titular assassin, is getting a sequel, according to Variety. So far only a screenwiter has been announced. Variety says:
Studio has hired screenwriter Kyle Ward to write a script for the movie that catches title character, Agent 47, at a low point. He must build himself back up psychologically and physically to reclaim his mantle as the world’s most feared assassin.
I am sure you are thinking the same thing I did: “Hitman? Really? It wasn’t atrocious, but it wasn’t memorable either. But a sequel?” Well when you make $100 million off a $30 million budget, your ass stays memorable to the right people. It doesn’t hurt that the new film is tied into the latest entry into the game series, tentativelyHitman 5, slated for a 2010 release. Well if they keep Olyphant, I might be able to get on board. He tends to rise above bad material.