It's been well over a year since Bruce Willis was officially attached to the big screen adaptation of the video game "Kane & Lynch," and we haven't heard much about the project since then.
However, THR's Heat Vision reports that Jamie Fox is in negotiations to star opposite Bruce Willis in the film.
The roles shouldn’t be much of a stretch for Foxx and Willis, considering Foxx was initially set to play the psychopathic role in "Law Abiding Citizen" before switching roles at the last second and Willis has made a career playing characters in the wrong place at the wrong time in films like "Die Hard."
And I don't really see any problem of Foxx playing the role other than that the character in the game wasn't black. I'm sure that won't overly change Lynch's characteristics in the adaptation though.
The film is based on the video game of the same name from Eidos Interactive. The plot revolves around the titular duo as they’re broken out of prison by mercenaries and essentially coerced into retrieving a “doomsday device” within 72 hours or Kane’s family will be murdered. The psychopathic Lynch, prone to rage-induced blackouts and murderous rampages, serves as a watchdog for the mercenaries and reports back to them as the duo progress through the story.
Of course, this all sounds really intense, but so did the premises for video game adaptations like "Max Payne," and we all know how that turned out.
Video game movies have always been a sore spot for audiences and gamers alike because they never seem to capture the essence of what made the game so fun to play (which in reality, is simply controlling a character through the story itself and cannot really be duplicated in theaters) or crafting a captivating enough story for viewers to really sink their teeth in.
Hopefully this film will be better than the game because it had a terrible plot, terrible dialogue and the main characters were highly unlikable (they had absolutely no redeeming qualities).
"Kane and Lynch" begins filming in August for a 2011 release.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: First Showing, Live for Films, Screen Rant