Kane & Lynch Close to Getting a New Director
Posted 06.10.10 by Ryan
The adaptation of Eidos video game Kane & Lynch looked well on its way with Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx set to play a mercenary and his psychopathic partner. Production was set to begin in August, and posters of the movie were plastered at the Cannes Film Festival promoting a 2011 release. Then, director Simon Crane left the project because, as LatinoReview reported, "it wasn't working out." With an August start date approaching, production company Millenium Films started talks with several directors for the job.
According to THR, Wayne Kramer, (The Cooler), Roger Donaldson (The Bank Job), and F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) were all considered for the job, with Gray emerging as the top candidate. Gray is currently in early talks for the movie, which is being considered a top priority by Millenium.
Should Gray end up with the job, he'll travel to Los Angeles, Japan, and Cuba to shoot the action thriller, written by screenwriter Kyle Ward, who, Variety reports, is also writing a sequel to 2007's Hitman, a movie also adapted from an Eidos video game.
Should Kane & Lynch be anything like the video game, expect plenty of over-the-top violence and plenty of foul-language. A second game, Kane & Lynch: Dog Days comes out later this year.