When rumours begin swirling about certain video game movies I just roll my eyes. Because some of them will clearly, clearly never get made. Until now I had filed the Kane & Lynch movie under that category, but apparently it’s in the process of happening. What is wrong with this world?
Once upon a time Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx were reported as being attached to the Kane & Lynch project with F. Gary Gray (who directed the mediocre Italian Job remake) attached as the Director. That whole thing sort of just didn’t come to fruition, so most assumed the movie was not going to happen.
But now The Hollywood Reporter is claiming the project is going ahead. F. Gary Gray remains attached as the Director but now Gerald Butler is apparently going to play Kane. The Lynch role is currently uncast but an offer has been sent out to Vin Diesel, who is bald.
I don’t really know what to make of it. Of all the rumoured video game adaptations I always assumed that Kane & Lynch had the least realistic chance of actually making it to cinemas. It’s hardly a game with a massive established fan base, and I can’t see myself (or others) ever getting excited about a Kane & Lynch movie starring Gerard Butler.