Timothy Olyphant has been cast as the lead in the action, Hitman for 20th Century Fox and Luc Besson's Europa Corp.

He'll play assassin Agent 47 in the video game adatation that the studio is hoping will launch a franchise; Olyphant's deal allows for sequels, notes Variety. Tyro Xavier Gens will direct the Skip Woods script.

Production on Hitman is scheduled to begin in March in Europe.