Gerard Butler & Maybe Vin Diesel to Lead 'Kane & Lynch' Adaptation
It's been over three years since we've heard anything about the long-gestating adaptation of the video game Kane & Lynch set up at Nu Image/Millennium Films. The last time we heard about the project, it had Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis attached to the title roles with director F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) at the helm, but the project was delayed and never moved forward. Now it has life again, but the aforementioned stars have fallen away. However, Gray is still attached as director, and now THR reports his Law Abiding Citizen star Gerard Butler is in talks to play Kane, and another big name is being sought after for Lynch.
Millennium currently has an offer out to Vin Diesel to play Lynch, but they say it's still too early to say whether or not it will work out. For those just joining us, the story follows Kane, a death row inmate who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, are sprung from prison by Kane's former team so that he can retrieve a stolen fortune. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team's watchdog, in order to save his wife and daughter. The script comes from Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard) and Kyle Ward (Machete Kills), and after being in development since 2007, maybe it will get made.