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Willis And Foxx Now Confirmed For Kane & Lynch Film

This may be one time where the game ends up being sicker than the movie - no, seriously - but either way, the film will boast some serious star power.

Although the original Kane & Lynch didn't meet expectations, it sold well enough to warrant both a sequel - scheduled to drop on August 24 in North America - and a movie. The idea for the film has been brewing for some time and it wasn't long ago that Bruce Willis stepped into the role of Kane. But they still needed a partner and now they've found it in "Collateral" and "The Soloist" star, Jamie Foxx. According to ShackNews, the film's screenwriter, Kyle Ward, made the very simple announcement on his Twitter page: "Done deal...Jamie Foxx is in." He also clarified that Foxx would be in this movie; not the "Uncharted" big-screen adaptation or the new "Hitman." "Kane & Lynch" producer Adrian Askarieh said that it won't have "every sequence from the game," but it is basically the same story: "the story of a mercenary teaming up with a schizophrenic psychopath to save his wife and daughter." Willis, playing the family man Kane, apparently loves the idea; Askarieh said the long-time star said it was "one of the best action scripts he's ever read."

Well, here's hoping things turn out well for Askarieh, Ward, and Co. They've got a couple great guys to play Kane and Lynch respectively and these days, films based on video games are big business. The upcoming "Prince of Persia" adaptation looks very promising...about damn time they started to put some actual resources behind these game-to-movie efforts.

3/19/2010 10:23:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Milonakis
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:07:43 AM
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Movies based on video games can go die in a deep dark hole. Although a movie based on little big planet would probably be awesome.

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Silent_J
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:40:44 AM

Movie voice guy "The Journey pushes on as we follow the sackboys and girls to spread creativity in a desilate world" lol

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BTNwarrior
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:15:02 PM

it's called 9

or at least it looked like little big planet

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convergecrew
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:17:39 PM

haha. They really just need to stop making movies based on game stories. Thats where many game movies fail. Instead, just take the basic assets from games (characters and setting) and create a storyline that stands on its own merit. Theres plenty of writing and directing talent out there that can handle those elements.

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main_event05
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:43:35 PM

@Crew
So far that is exactly what they already do and the results are often less than crap.

look at Resident Evil.

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bOnEs
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 4:02:47 PM

...and silent hill...

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bOnEs
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:20:04 AM
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i don't want to sound racist or anything but, i thought both main characters in the game were white?? i'm totally on board with bruce willis but, it seems odd that jamie foxx was the other choice... was there not anyone else interested in playing the role??

and are we sure he's playing the role of lynch and not a side character?? i just don't see the fit...

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rogers71
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:51:28 AM

I am on board with ya. I pictured more along the lines of Gerard Butler or maybe even Russell Crowe.

If anyone has seen the older movie, Virtuosity knows that Russell Crowe can play a good psycho.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:26:46 PM

I'm with you, too. I just can't write that in the article, lest it be misunderstood.

Foxx is a fantastic actor and everything, but I mean, if we're going for authenticity...

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jaybiv
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:31:10 PM

It's a fictional movie for crying out loud. It's called creative license. Does it throw you for a loop when non-English speaking characters in video games speak perfect English? Besides most mainstream movie goers have no idea the movie is based on a video game.

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leatherface
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:39:01 PM

Kanye' and lynch. Now that guy ( Kanye' ) needs his meds.

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main_event05
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:47:58 PM

Its really a non-issue. If things go David Jaffe's way, Kratos will be played by a black man, Djimon Hounsou. Its been going on in reverse for a while now, so....

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MadKatBebop
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:29:09 PM

Djimon Hounsou as Kratos would be awesome! nice to know someone is gonna try something new!.

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Kai200X
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 12:50:48 AM

What's the question I am asking in the other board. I don't understand why they would cast Jamie Foxx to play Lynch?

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inkme101
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:28:15 AM
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i was thinking the same thing^^^^

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BTNwarrior
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:16:28 PM
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so does this mean we get to see jamie foxx sport a balding mullet?

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XxNoir
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:29:15 PM
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Not to sound like an ignorant person but jamie foxx just doesn't seem like an accurate choice.Lynch is a half bald old Caucasian man and J.fox is,well completely the opposite.I'm talking strictly looks.

Although its not the same thing but was "ludacris" actually cast as jim brevera in the max payne movie?....Yeah...

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:32:27 PM
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i think the best psycho would be either Johnny Depp (although he doesn't look like lynch) or maybe Gerard Buttler but plz leave Russell Crowe out of it , that guy pisses me off,

P.S. the first guy that I thought would make a perfect Lynch is Heath Ledger (R.I.P)

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:44:02 PM
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why my comment wasn't edited :(

I said It's like casting tom cruise as martin luther king. I passed out laughing writing this comment

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:05:19 PM

Tom Cruise should never get cast for anything every again.

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MyWorstNightmar
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:35:11 PM

I must be in the minority (report), but I like Tom Cruise. Sure his personal life is a mess, and I don't like his preachy attitude (think what he said to Brooke Shields), but as for his body of work, he has been in some great films. Last thing I can think of him in was Tropical Thunder which he stole.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:48:45 PM

ok ok Minority Report was good as was War of the Worlds.

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Jalex
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:40:04 PM

@ MyWorstNightmar:

I definitely agree that he has been in many a good/great film, but that doesn't make him anything special as an actor.
Personally, I find him passable, but rather bland most of the time.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:44:32 PM
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i think Bruce and Jamie are past their prime. I think Bruce knows it too and doesn't care one bit.

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bOnEs
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:52:16 PM

i think bruce has still got it... "live free or die hard" proved to me he's still got some of that action hero left in him... while "the surrogates" wasn't that good of a movie, it wasn't because of bruce willis... he's still one of my favorite action movie stars...

i've never really been a fan of jamie foxx but, he was pretty good in "law abiding citizen"...

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:53:11 PM

Wills will always be the man bro , Foxx meh i don't think he can act one bit

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:04:49 PM

They're both great actors, they just don't seem to get great rolls anymore.

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OtisFeelgood
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 2:39:41 PM

@TEG3SH

You must've never saw Ray or The Soloist. Foxx is one of my favorite actors.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:32:57 PM

Bruce is like ten thousand years old.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:49:26 PM

Didn't like the Soloist.

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B-RadGfromOV
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 1:31:23 AM

I liked the soloist. He really made me feel the character. It was scary how authentic it was.

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:18:48 PM
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@ jawk I know cruise should be kept in the closet and never forced to come out we all know he is gay anyway lol, so in this way we will never see him

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 1:55:50 PM
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This movie isn't screaming must see to me, but then I never got into the game either.

I'd also like to point out that while I love almost every movie Bruce Willis has been in, he's not really an actor. He plays the same character in every movie he's in. Might not be his fault as he's well suited for it, but still.

Want to see some good acting check out Christian Bale, he has done just about everything and done it very well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:34:06 PM

really? Bale is a piece of wood. Worst. Batman. Ever.

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:10:53 PM

I'd have to disagree with you there, his Batman character fit the comic book story that christopher nolan was going for, even if you didn't care for batman, an actor is as good as the "many" roles he can play.

Check out the machinist, the prestige, and equilibrium.

I suggest the machinist last, because after you've seen batman and the other 2, then think about the fact that he did the machinist right before batman, it will blow your mind.

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Deleted User
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 2:33:56 PM
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Proof that those Oscars do nothing for your career.

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:05:38 PM
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COUGH*peter Jackson, tomboy from million dollar baby....eeeettttttcccc*cough

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:21:20 PM
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@otisfeelgood
is the soloist the one with Robert Downey Jr , I saw that one JR was awesome but Foxx was meh. Ray nahh not my cup a coffee(hate tea)

I guess to everyone his own I hate Foxx some ppl hate DiCaprio (mainly because of titanic , I nearly hated him for that too )

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:27:55 PM
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He's black.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:32:12 PM

I guess that's not really a big deal. They did get an all white cast for Prince of Persia when everybody knows they should be Persian.

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:33:48 PM

So is Micheal Clark Duncan, that didn't stop them from casting him in Dare Devil and King Pin. ha!

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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:13:43 PM

@ Jawknee

No it didn't, but it should have. He's a very good actor but, for one kingpin is an amazing character because he looks fat, really fat, but is actually super strong.

In daredevil, kingpin was just a big dude. In the end daredevil was meh.

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TEG3SH
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 4:03:00 PM
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so what if he's black ???!!!

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Jawknee
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:34:29 PM

Both characters are white.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:43:39 PM

And black people aren't as insane as Lynch.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:10:13 PM

So true! lol.

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main_event05
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:29:04 PM
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lol, good point World.
But we can be a little out there some time.

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Hezzron
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:02:20 PM
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The Kingpin in Daredevil anyone?

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rogers71
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:41:11 PM
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After thinking about it, I am going to give Foxx a chance.

I don't know about anyone else, but when they cast Matt Damon to play Jason Bourne, I said that was the worst move they could have made. Especially considering Damon hadn't really had any action roles. I was completely wrong about that so maybe Foxx will prove me wrong with this one.

I just hope Foxx is practicing his maniacal laughter. xD

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BikerSaint
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 9:13:47 PM
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Don't get me wrong, I like Jamie Foxx, & I thought he was great in "Jarhead"!!!!


but WTF? Come on now, Jamie Foxx in Kane & Lynch?????? He's definitely not right for this role.

That's as bad as casting Paris Hilton as Oprah's lead part in in "The Color Purple".
Or, even as bad as casting f*cking PeeWee Herman in the role of Kratos.

HELL, I could have made a much better pick for the sociopath role than using Jamie Foxx....
How about casting one of these guys, any one of them would have made great sociopaths.....

Tim Roth

Dennis Hopper

Vinnie Jones(Mean Machine)

Clive Owen(Sin City)

R. Lee Emery(the Texas Chainsaw Massacre's crazy sheriff, & the Drill Instructor in Full Metal Jacket)

Mickey Rourke

Or the guy, Jigsaw(Saw 1,2,3,4,5,)

And....that's just off the top of my head, but there's even way more guys than that to choose from.


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kraygen
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:14:31 PM

Dude, now Vinnie Jones, there's a good choice.

Good call saint!

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BikerSaint
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 12:06:55 AM

OKl, now that I though about it, here's my all-time #1 pick to play the part of a bass-ass sociopath killer in K&L,.......

Danny Trejo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCzvME2x6RY&feature=related

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BikerSaint
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:47:33 PM
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Wow, did I just got a thumbs down from Jamie Foxx?????

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TEG3SH
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 8:57:39 AM

everyone thumbs down for the craziest reasons around here , i learned to live with it , pause NOT.lol

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___________
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 2:25:25 AM
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hmmmmmmm well it could be a cool movie, but having fantastic actors does not automatically make a good movie.
it helps, but i dunno the game to movie record is not exactly stellar.

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jaybiv
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 2:57:25 AM
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I'm disappointed in what I've read on this comment board for this movie. I've grown to respect some of you based on your contributions, and this article snapped me back into reality. I don't know any of you. And to see a few use race as a reason to not use a talented actor for a fictional movie only shows that race relations in America still has a long way to go.

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kraygen
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 5:19:40 AM

Maybe I missed something somewhere, but do you think that people are racist because they think the movie should stay true to the game?

The only complaints I saw were that people either didn't like Jamie Foxx as an actor or didn't like the fact that they were changing the story by altering a character.

It would be like using Topher Grace to play Barret if they made a final fantasy VII movie.

At least for me, it's about being true to the game, I'm pretty sure that's how most people feel.

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TEG3SH
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 8:02:42 AM

@ jaybiv

How the hell is it racist ???????
I'm not white sort off , he was white in the game and he should stay white in the movie , ppl are getting way too sensitive nowadays . seriously y'all its NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL

@ KRAYGEN

true that ,u said it best man

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jaybiv
Saturday, March 20, 2010 @ 2:24:35 PM

The fact that you have an issue with a Black man playing a white character says it all. I never said anyone was racist. I just said that it's sad that race is still an issue in this country.

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B-RadGfromOV
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 1:41:20 AM

Jaybiv, I don't think you get it. It isn't about race, it isn't about black and white, it's about authenticity.

Race just happens to be a factor in the authenticity of this movie. If your best friend is white, and you've known them your whole life, and they make a movie of your life, would they give a black guy the role? For authenticity's sake, I hope not.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, March 21, 2010 @ 2:01:18 AM

@jaybiv
WTF?,

Whoa son....you need snap yourself back into reality, cause it's not a race issue that you're trying to make it become, so STOP trying to race-bait here!!!!!

The game's story "IS"(notice that the word "IS" is in prominent letter's here) based on 2 nut-job white guys, so that's the way the story should continue for "street cred" alone.

Now with that said, if the original story had been based on 2 nut-job black guys(or insert whatever race here), then I'll say the same exact thing I did above, if they decide to put Brad Pitt or Sean Penn in their movie.

BTW, and for your info(not that it's any of your business), I have 2 half-sisters who are of mixed races.

So if you're going to call someone out and accusing them of being racial, at least have the balls to also stand up & name them.

Meaningless hollow words hiding behind a computer screen don't mean sh!t, and those you accuse "DO" have the right to rebuttal.

BTW, and for your info(not that it's any of your business), I have 2 half-sisters who are of mixed races.

So I'm sick & tired of the "hate" MF'ers who always got to throw the race card into non-racial issues.

So, Comprende Amigo??????

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