Despite unfortunately having his future in the video game world from which he originated in limbo, it turns out that us fans of Agent 47 actually have something to look forward to in the not too distant future. Hulu will work in conjunction with 21st Century Fox on a pilot script that will eventually transform Hitman into what the online network hopes will become "a flagship series".
That said, there is one big thing that Kolstad will need to note in his creation of a Hitman series: the emphasis on stealth over action.
There aren't many details on the planned series, though Deadline reports that Hitman will "hew closely to the mythology of the perennially popular video game".
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.
Other than Kolstad in the producer and writing role, the project is overseen by Fox 21 head Bert Salke himself.
Aside from releasing the new Hitman GOTY edition, developer IO Interactive is expanding the franchise further.
Television is a better fit for the Hitman franchise as it's an episodic game by its very nature. Known only as Agent 47, his latest target is a corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers even more powerful than him.
Now, you can say all you want about his silver screen outings - Hitman and Hitman: Agent 47 - but I enjoyed them both to varying degrees. 2007's Hitman, starring a weirdly cast Timothy Olyphant, was goofy fun but not particularly in keeping with what the series excelled at.
We'll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.