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Hitman Will Have Hair in TV Series Adaptation, Says Writer Derek Kolstad

Xaero Gravity

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If they don't care enough to respect a series detail like this, then I have no confidence that they'll care enough about anything else.
 

The_Mike

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exhausted kill me GIF


Doesn't it exhaust you? Writing walls of text about "social justice warriors"?



Or the fact that nobody questions a lily-white, blue-eyes baldie trotting around in a Moroccan military uniform. But that's part of the game's charm.
It doesn't exhaust me the slightest to post on a forum. Are you jogging while you post on Gaf or something?

I'm surprised there's this many SJWs on Gaf tbh. But then again, it showed with the amount of acceptance in TloU2 threads.

But to answer your question: It's pretty easy to remember all these annoyances from people who want's to force me to think like them.

I'm just happy Gad isn't Era, where you get banned for not being hiveminded. Thank god there's room for us all. Just be glad I'm not in the camp that wants to force other being furries or something similar.
 

Jigsaah

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In hitman 3 they show some scene when 47 was a kid. For the life of me I swear he was bald even then and I thought nothing of it. Strange.
 

tassletine

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It's funny. There is a ton of outrage here and all because of hair.
The guy in the link stated he wrote the first two episodes and the SETUP for the show is he ends up shaving his head and finding this barcode, realizing things are much grander/ deeper than they are. He most likely only has hair for the first two episodes, if that.
Will this make the show good or anything like the games? I don't know.
But man you guys sure know how to react to nothing.
You clearly didn't read the rest of the stuff the guy said. It was PR garbage.

If you'd played the games (which I have no idea about ) you'd have to make a big case to remove his baldness and alter his character -- Simply because it's a huge part of why the game is funny and why the character is so memorable. The game is called HITMAN, so altering that to "generic assassin finding his own backstory" isn't on the cards for fans of the series.
 

Fredrik

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Yeah great, now please make him black or asian transgender.
Film makers:
both GIF


😋

Seriously though, I already had low expectations for this movie so I don’t care either way, any game movie that manage to end up over 6/10 on imdb is an insanely pleasant surprise at this point.
 
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godhandiscen

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White dude with a shaved head is too easy of a target for activists. I believe the writers are more in fear than anything else.
 
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IntentionalPun

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Honestly sounds more interesting than the actual Hitman lol

"I wrote Episode 1 and 2, and what was great is they let me come in [and] introduce a character like that to our post-modern world. And I did it very much like The Third Man meets Three Days in the Condor. You're introduced to a guy who's very much the hitman we know from the games, but he's got a full head of hair, and he's independent. He has a handler, he's got a life, he's very much that early '80s, late '70s assassin we read about in the books, right? But at a certain point, he gets a gig, and that gig unveils the reality that no choice he's ever made has been his own. And of course, the show ends with him at a mirror, finding hidden under his skin, the barcode. So suddenly it becomes a mystery of 'who am I, really?' [Jason] Bourne did that excellently. This is more of, 'what is true in regards to the people in my life? What has been manufactured, what are thoughts, etc.' It's the nature versus nurture of it all," said Kolstad.

Also seems possible he shaves his head at the end of the first episode? Guy claims the barcode is "under his skin" but I'm confused about that.
 

Yoboman

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Making him a transgender cosplayer would be closer to the source material than this pitch
 

spawn

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BOOOOOOO cancel it. Get some writers who actually played the game
 
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Dane

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47 will be an asian transgender, transracial to black, guns blazing, long hair, fat on a motorized shopping cart. Am I missing something?