Matthew Fox Inhales Smoke

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired B. Clay Moore’s upcoming comic book series “Billy Smoke” with plans to turn it into a vehicle for “Lost” star Matthew Fox says the trades.

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.

Thunder Road is producing the project. Oni Press, who publishes the comic, also has “Leading Man” set up at Universal Pictures and “Hawaiian Dick” at New Line.