According to Variety, Fox has tapped Skip Woods (Swordfish) to adapt its feature version of vidgame Hitman, with Vin Diesel toplining.

The studio picked up the Eidos vidgame franchise in June from producers Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh. Diesel will exec produce and Daniel Alter will serve in a producing capacity.

The story centers on an international assassin, known as Agent 47, who works for a mysterious org dubbed the Agency.

Woods, who is getting mid-six figures for the adaptation, wrote and directed indie pic "Thursday" and worked on remake "Logan's Run" at Warner Bros.

Fox is looking at Hitman as a potential franchise. Studio and Universal also are developing Microsoft's megahit vidgame Halo and recently brought on Peter Jackson to exec produce.

The first three games in the "Hitman" franchise have sold more than 5 million units.