Despite how cinematic the Assassin's Creed games have been (With 24 fps)...
And despite the fact that we've already had 2 bad movies...
I'm still convinced the Hitman series could make an awesome transition into movies.
The reason both Hitman movies sucked is they were action movies. A well executed (no pun intended) Hitman movie should play like a backwards crime mystery. A slow and methodical movie about a Hitman orchastrating godlike murders would be fun. If nothing else, it would pioneer a new genre of movies.
That would require a filmmaker with an actual understanding of the source material first. That's really why all the video game adaptations fail. Not because the stories can't support feature movies. Not because video games are, by definition, "unfilmable".
We just need directors and writers who actually know what these games are about and what makes them work - and then, how to translate that to film. 99% of video game movies are just generic schlock with video game branding over it. They don't tap into what makes their sources great. Take away all the recognizable names from, for example, the Max Payne movie and you'll get just a vanilla action flick.
I actually think Warcraft avoided that, being a clear passion project made by the fans; for the fans. If the AC movie is like that (and I hope it will be, thanks to Ubisoft's direct hand in the production), then I'll be satisfied. Of course, Warcraft's problem is that it wasn't a particulary great film, but the point is that as far as adaptations go, it's how Hollywood should treat video games. With the same respect and interest as for any other medium.
And hey, since we're on the subject, I really liked Warcraft overall. Many thanks to based China for the sequel hope. If I'll enjoy the AC movie as much as that, then it'll be a net positive in my book.