Matthew Fox is Billy Smoke

Assassins are hot at the box office right now (just ask James McAvoy and the Wanted crew), so it makes sense that studios would now be rooting round for any remaining bullet-strewn source material to develop.

Warners has acquired the rights to upcoming Oni Press comic Billy Smoke, and is busy negotiating with Speed Racer’s Matthew Fox to star as an elite hit man who is nearly killed on a botched job. It sparks a change of heart in him, and sends him on a quest to rid the world of hired killers.

The Hollywood Reporter has the project in its sights .