Zoe Saldana will play a young woman who, after witnessing her parents’ murder as a child in Bogota, grows up to be a stone-cold assassin. She works for her uncle as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents' death.
Filming began around August 20 in locations including Chicago, New Orleans, Mexico, and Paris. The film will be produced by Luc Besson, and the script will be written by Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. The film will be produced by Besson's Europa Corp. company. The film's budget is approximately $40 million. Some filming occurred in New Orleans from August 28 to September 5.