Belgium-based production shingle Corsan has set Alpha Dog and The Notebook director Nick Cassavetes to helm Expiration, the action-thriller scripted by Broken City scribe Brian Tucker that sold in a mid-six- to seven-figure deal in 2011. Story follows an ex-CIA operative turned assassin who fails his assignment when he’s poisoned, and sets out to find his killer and settle the score with just 20 hours left to live. Randall Emmett and George Furla will produce for their Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films alongside Corsan CEO Paul Breuls. Cassavetes most recently helmed the Fox female-driven comedy The Other Woman, which grossed $194 million worldwide.

The company is currently in Toronto selling international rights to the now-filming Emperor, starring Adrien Brody and directed by Lee Tamahori. Paradigm is repping domestic on the revenge pic. Corsan and Breuls are repped by Paradigm and attorney Harris Tulchin. Cassavetes is repped by Resolution.