Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) will direct Billy Smoke, an adaptation of the Oni Press comic book, for Warner Bros.
Matthew Fox (Speed Racer, “Lost”) is attached to star in the assassin thriller, with Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road producing along with Oni’s Eric Gitter, who is producing through the company’s film arm, Closed on Mondays Entertainment.
The story centers on an elite hit man who is nearly killed during a botched job. He 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 this year.