The long-gestating adaptation of videogame action thriller Kane & Lynch, which got lost in development, could finally make its way to the big screen with Gerard Butler and Vin Diesel attached to play tough death row titular inmates for director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job).
Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis were attached to the project as the titular duo, the last time we heard of Kane & Lynch back in 2010.
To be honest with you, Millenium Films are hoping to land Diesel to play Lynch, but it’s too early to say how that will go, as even Butler isn’t signed just yet for the role of Kane. If a deal is done, he’d reteam with his Law Abiding Citizen director Gray for the flick. The director also worked with Diesel on A Man Apart.
The Kane & Lynch story follows Adam ‘Kane’ Marcus, a mercenary who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, are sprung from prison by Kane’s former team so that he can retrieve a stolen microchip. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team’s watchdog, in order to save his wife and daughter.
The script comes from Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard) and Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), with Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter set to produce. Maybe it will get made, but no word yet on when this might film.
Check out the official trailer for the Kane & Lynch video game.