Willis Confirmed For Kane And Lynch
It's a buddy movie, with murderers!
He's been mooted in the role for a while but what sounds like confirmation that Bruce Willis will star in videogame adaptation Kane and Lynch, has come from an interview with producer Adrian Askarieh at Gamedaily.
Willis will play Adam 'Kane' Marcus, who in the game is a convicted murderer being bused to death row, when another inmate, James Seth Lynch, warns him that an escape plan is about to get underway. It turns out that it's not a rescue but a kidnapping by Kane's former employers, who want their money back, kickstarting a globetrotting action crime drama, with the twist that our heroes (especially Lynch) are about as sociopathic as the villains.
Askarieh claims that Willis called Kyle Ward's screenplay (Ward is also penning Hitman 2 for the same producers) "one of the best action scripts he's ever read", and boils the basic premise down to "the story of a mercenary teaming up with a schizophrenic psychopath to save his wife and daughter". Slightly alarmingly, he also calls it "a great buddy action movie". Just like Lethal Weapon! If Riggs and Murtaugh were on the other side of the law, and Riggs was fond of killing hostages...
Simon Crane (second unit on Tomb Raider and Troy) is directing. Shooting, which is planned (but not confirmed) to take place in South America, Europe and Louisiana, begins next March. Billy Bob Thornton had been rumoured for Lynch at one time or another, but Askarieh now says the role is "about to start casting". Thoughts?