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