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