Twentieth Century Fox and EuropaCorp started principal photography Tuesday on thriller Hitman directed by Xavier Gens.

Timothy Olyphant stars with Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Ulrich Thomsen and Michael Offei.

Skip Woods wrote the screenplay based on the video game franchise of the same name, about a professional assassin who gets caught up in a political takeover.

The 12-week shoot will be concentrated in Sofia, Bulgaria, with a second unit shooting in South Africa, Istanbul, St. Petersburg and London.

EuropaCorp's Pierre-Ange LePogam is producing for Twentieth Century Fox.

EuropaCorp will release in France and Fox will handle the rest of the world.