'The Hunted' tracks down director

Helmer Kaare Andrews also penned screenplay

Kaare Andrews has signed on to direct the action film "The Hunted," based on his original screenplay.

"The Hunted" is the story of an assassin in his 20s who is hired to kill a young girl but refuses to complete the contract.

Valhalla Motion Pictures' Gale Anne Hurd is producing, with Illuminati Entertainment's Ford Lytle Gilmore as exec producer.

A graphic novelist and artist, Andrews, repped by Pacific Artists and Aperture Entertainment, is currently in post-production on the supernatural thriller "Altitude," featuring Jessica Lowndes and Julianna Guill.