Yet one more project being ripped from the video game world and turned into Hollywood profits, Kane & Lynch is also one of those same properties that always seems to be on the verge of collapse. In tentative development for about five years now, it looks like there may finally be at least a little progress toward getting it onto the big screen, starting with some interesting casting choices.
Gerard Butler has been approached to play Kane and now the powers-that-be are trying to pin down Vin Diesel to play the other half of the psychopathic duo, Lynch. Of course, neither of the two have actually signed or made their intentions known, but director F. Gary Gray has worked with both men in the past, so he may be able to pull them in if the money is right.
If you’re not familiar with the game, it basically revolves around two crazy-as-fuck inmates that get broken out of prison by a big-shot criminal and sent on a mission to find some booty. Then lots of people get killed. I’m guessing they’ll stick with a similar format for the movie.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.