Bruce Willis Joins Lionsgate's Kane and Lynch
by Alex Billington
June 3, 2008
So way back in February of last year we first posted some news saying that Lionsgate would be adapting the video game Kane and Lynch. Since that announcement the game has actually hit shelves and received an unimpressive rating of 65 from critics on Metacritic. However, that doesn't mean that maybe the movie could turn out better than the game in the end, considering it is a rather enticing blend of psychoatic action and character development. Add into the mix Bruce Willis as the mercenary Kane and stunt coordinator Simon Crane as the director and this really starts to sound good. Both were confirmed in an announcement today and production is scheduled to start sometime before the end of the year.
Kane and Lynch is a dark and gritty drama featuring two men: Kane is a flawed mercenary and Lynch is a medicated psychopath. Forced together on a violent and chaotic path of redemption and revenge, no action is considered too harsh as this volatile partnership is pushed beyond reason in this brutally realistic, character-driven shooter. Newcomer Kyle Ward penned the script. Simon Crane will be making his directorial debut, although he has worked as a second unit director and stunt coordinator on films like Terminator 3, Troy, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, X-Men 3, and Jumper previously.
I was looking forward to this from the start, only because I'm expecting it to be a hard-hitting heavy-weapon loaded extravaganza, but now my interest has definitely increased. This is one time where I wouldn't mind just a movie full of action scenes from start to finish. These two guys, Kane and Lynch, are just insane and I'm sure will pack a punch in the film. Especially with Bruce Willis leading the way! Now we just need to get someone like Billy Bob Thornton cast as Lynch and it'll be good to go. Will the addition of Bruce Willis make this one of the better action films to watch out for?