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"Taken" Helmer Hires A "Bodyguard"

By Garth Franklin Friday August 17th 2012 08:47AM

"Taken" and "From Paris With Love" helmer Pierre Morel is in negotiations to direct the action thriller "The Hitman’s Bodyguard" at Skydance Productions says Heat Vision.

The story follows a protection agent who is forced to escort to the Hague a hitman awaiting his chance to testify against a war criminal and ex-head of state of an Eastern European country.

Tom O’Connor ("Fire With Fire") penned the script. Though presently not setup there, the film is expected to go out through Paramount Pictures.

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