Briefly: One video game adaptation that keeps restarting from save points is Kane & Lynch, which has had directors and potential cast members come and go over since shortly after the first game’s debut in 2007. The game series features the two title characters, two escaped death row inmates who find that they were broken out of prison only to be coerced into tracking down a giant cache of loot for a big criminal organization. Turns out that recruiting pychopathic, schizophrenic men to do such work isn’t the best idea, and much violence ensues.
Now Gerard Butler is in talks to play Kane, and F. Gary Gray, once set to direct a while back, on board once more to make the movie. To round out the lead duo, producers are hoping to land Vin Diesel. THR has the news, saying that an offer is out to Diesel, but even Butler isn’t signed just yet. Butler and Gray have worked together before, on the Gray’s most recent feature Law Abiding Citizen, and the director worked with Diesel on A Man Apart.
Yes, you read that headline correctly. The most recent director for Kane & Lynch, Patrick Alessandrin (District 13: Ultimatum) has walked.
This is only the latest directorial change for the video game adaptation that is to star Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx. Previous possible directors included Wayne Kramer and F. Gary Gray, and those men are both being sought as possible replacements for Alessandrin, along with Antoine Fuqua. Read More »
F. Gary Gray is in talks to direct the big screen adaptation of the Eidos video game Kane and Lynch. The film was originally set to be directed by stunt coordinator Simon Crane, and more recently rumored to be helmed by Running Scared director Wayne Kramer.
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Kane & Lynch, the adaptation of the Eidos video game, was originally set to be directed by stunt coordinator Simon Crane. But things have reportedly changed, and we’re told that Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx will now be directed by Wayne Kramer, who previously made the gonzo action picture Running Scared. Read More »
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In addition to the films playing each year at the Cannes Film Festival every year, Hollywood pays millions to install banners, billboards, and hotel front skins on the Croisette to promote upcoming releases. Most of the advertising has never been seen before anywhere.
This year’s marketing offerings include Kane & Lynch, the Jack Black 3D comedy Gulliver’s Travels, The Last Airbender, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, John Landis‘ Burke & Hare, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, Eli Roth presents The Other Woman, Spider 3D, Elephant White, Son of No One and more. Check them out now, after the jump.
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An adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men has been in development at Lionsgate, with a script by Kyle Ward and Bruce Willis seemingly set to star as Kane. Now Jamie Foxx is apparently the co-star, news which first cropped up on Ward’s Twitter feed. That update has been deleted, but Deadline and a handful of others are running with it, and Foxx’s publicist has yet to deny.
That’s actually a pretty great pairing for Willis. Simon Crane is directing. Willis would be Adam “Kane” Marcus, “a mercenary who makes an unlikely alliance with the schizophrenic killer named James Lynch (Foxx). The duo is forced on a mission to retrieve a stolen microchip.”
After the break, new stuff for Reese Witherspoon, and another actor for Jim Sheridan’s Dream House. Read More »
Usually the bad video game movie adaptations happen after the video game becomes a popular franchise/brand. Well Lionsgate has decided to bypass that necessary step and go strait to the bad movie.
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