Nu Image's Kane & Lynch Delayed, Still Stuck in Development
Problems with another video game movie? No way! (That was sarcasm.) We got the sense from the news in June that no director had been chosen yet that Nu Image / Millennium Films' adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch was having some troubles getting off the ground. Now 24 Frames has confirmed with their own sources that another director we didn't even know was attached - Patrick Alessandrin (of District 13: Ultimatum) - has dropped off. And while they say a few other names thrown around before are still in the mix, the planned October start date has been pushed back until at least the first quarter of 2011. Read on!
24 Frames says that other directors they're now trying to get involved with this once again include: Wayne Kramer (Running Scared), F. Gary Gray (Italian Job, Law Abiding Citizen) who we wrote about in June, and Antoine Fuqua (2001 Training Day , Brooklyn's Finest). Didn't all of these guys already pass on the project? What are they going to do to win them over again? How is the adaptation going to change? No one in the public has answers, but I can say that the TV spots I've been seeing for the video game sequel, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days, really kick ass. Get someone to make a movie that looks that good and I'll be happy!
This still has Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx attached in the title roles, but is struggling to find a director. But we thought with big ads on display in Cannes that Lionsgate / Nu Image were finally pushing forward to start shooting this year, but apparently not. Until we hear more, which probably won't be until next year, it looks like Kane & Lynch is back on the shelf waiting for some good news. In the meantime, why not pick up a copy of Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days? Best to help support the franchise if you ever want to see this movie!