Matthew Fox (Speed Racer, “Lost”) is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros.’ Billy Smoke, based on the Oni Press comic about a hit man seeking redemption, says Variety.
The project is produced by Basil Iwanyk at Thunder Road and Eric Gitter at Closed on Mondays Entertainment. Oni’s Peter Sherwin will executive produce.
The story centers on an elite hit man who’s nearly killed during a botched job and realizes that his only way to find redemption is to rid the world of all assassins.
The comic book series, written by B. Clay Moore and illustrated by Eric Kim, will be published by Oni Press next year.