Kane & Lynch: Dead Men News for Xbox 360

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Big time producer Adrian Askarieh, the man who turned Eidos and IO Interactive's Hitman franchise into a movie that grossed over $100 million at the worldwide boxoffice, has confirmed that filming for the Kane & Lynch movie will begin in March 2010 with Bruce Willis on board to star as Kane.

The movie has been knocking around for several years now, but Askarieh has revealed that after series of false starts it's finally ready to enter production.

"The script has been incredibly well-received around town," said Askarieh. "After Bruce Willis read it, he called it one of the best action scripts he's ever read, and Bruce is an expert in terms of action scripts because he's read everything over the last 20 years."

Casting for the role of Lynch is about to start.

Askarieh revealed that the film will feature the same basic premise of the video game, but beyond that we should expect something a little different.

"It's not going to have every sequence from the game, but it's essentially the story of a mercenary teaming up with a schizophrenic psychopath to save his wife and daughter," he explained.

The relatively unknown, at least in directorial terms, Simon Crane will direct. Askarieh believes he's the right man for the job.

"He's a terrific guy and he's one of the best people at his craft in the business," said Askarieh. "I cannot wait to see him blow people away with Kane & Lynch."

Via GameDaily

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Mr_Ninjutsu's Avatar

Mr_Ninjutsu

They should have Kane from WWE to play Kane. xD
Posted 09:12 on 23 October 2009
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guyderman

It amazes me how many great games there are with great stories - and they make a movie of a below average game.

I just hope that seeing as though we get so many poor movie adaptions of good games that this will be a good movie adaption of a poor game!
Posted 08:38 on 23 October 2009
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Karlius

His limited facial expressions will do the character proud!
Posted 11:39 on 22 October 2009
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Bloodstorm

Has the potential, i really am excited for this now.
Posted 19:39 on 21 October 2009
dudester's Avatar

dudester

They are making a film? sigh
Posted 19:06 on 21 October 2009
Wido's Avatar

Wido

Hey Bruce Willis is a great action actor. Watch the Die Hard films as there all great!

I think Bruce Willis will play a good Kane, but who will play as Lynch? I mean Bruce Willis in Die Hard 3 was great with Samuel Jackson. I know Lynch isn't black but they need to think hard who can play Lynch.
Posted 18:49 on 21 October 2009
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rbevanx

I was hoping for
Edward Norton-Kane
Paul Giamatti-Lynch

But Bruce Willis as Kane is a great choice if you ask me.
Posted 17:37 on 21 October 2009
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renegade

Oh dear xD is he still going lol
Posted 17:23 on 21 October 2009

Game Stats

Technical Specs
Release Date: 23/11/2007
Developer: Io Interactive
Publisher: Eidos Interactive
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-2
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 4,442 162
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