Studiocanal has scored the rights to “Victor the Assassin,” an upcoming book series by Tom Wood.
Pierre Morel (“Taken”) is on board to direct “The Killer” (aka. “The Hunter”) based on the first book in the series, which centers on an assassin who had no last name and about whom very little is known. The books were praised for their pacing and charismatic lead.
Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman will produce. Morel and the producers just worked together on “The Gunman” starring Sean Penn, Idris Elba and Javier Bardem which opens in February.
Source: Heat Vision