Everyone in the gaming world is anxiously awaiting(?) the Kane & Lynch movie, but the project seems to have stalled when it comes to choosing a director. Last we heard, Patrick Alessandrin, the director of excellent French action-flick District 13: Ultimatum was onboard to direct, but he's apparently out of the picture. This pushes back the start date of production at least into 2011.
According to the L.A. Times' sources familiar with the project, film producers are considering Running Scared director Wayne Kramer and Italian Job director F. Gary Gray, and Antoine Fuqua, who made Brooklyn's Finest.
On paper, a buddy crime movie starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx based on an established video game property seems like guaranteed profits, but I wonder whether Kane & Lynch's gamer fanbase is really big enough to support the scope of such a huge movie. I have my doubts as to whether this movie will ever happen, actually. It may linger in development hell until everyone involves loses their passion for the project and the entire thing is shelved. So it goes in Hollywoodland.
Artistically, this movie does not sound like my cup of cinematic tea, but sometimes I'm a terrible bellwether, and I want to hear from you guys, the gamers. Are you anxiously awaiting a big budget Kane & Lynch movie? Do you think it would do well?
Source: LA Times