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Kane & Lynch Poster Hits Cannes
The Bruce Willis/Jamie Foxx actioner

11 May 2010  |  Written by Chris Hewitt  

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Continuing our Cannes poster odyssey, we couldn’t help but have our eyes caught by the bright yellow-and-black splash display for videogame adaptation, Kane & Lynch, that dominates the front of the Majestic Hotel.

‘Bruce Willis Kane’ it yells, the colour scheme almost certainly designed to conjure memories of Sin City. ‘Jamie Foxx Lynch’, it adds. And then, in smaller type, ‘Kane & Lynch. Coming 2011’. We’ve no idea who the woman is. The poster would doubtless scream, ‘Random Woman Passer-By’.

No huge surprise here – Foxx has been on board the movie, which follows two Death Row inmates as they attempt to take down an evil cartel, since March; Willis has been attached for a couple of years. But it’s still interesting to see this bright and memorable teaser poster which makes a virtue of declaring the names of its leading men – two bona fide superstars – without actually showing their faces…

Kane & Lynch will be directed by British ex-stuntman, Simon Crane (he worked on Titanic, among other films), who’ll make his debut on the movie. Production is scheduled to start on the movie in August.


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Bad Casting
I loved the video game and I'm sure Bruce Willis will be fine in this ... but Jamie Foxx?!?! Really? The guy who refused to play the baddie in Law Abiding Citizen, goes bad/mad ... now?! (no pun intended) Billy Bob Thornton should have been Choice Number one! More

Posted by Kosmas at 00:33 on 17 May 2010 | Report This Post

Against all possible odds
i'm actually excited. That's a good looking, grapic novel-esque, promo. This being said i was "actually" excited about Hitman as well so....you know. But whilst you can knock it for being directed by a former stunt coordinator, at the same time you can't - because no one has any idea what sort of a film-maker he is, and look at Cranes list of achievements - he's worked on some of the biggest films (and i mean BIG) of the past 20 years, this involved working under both James Cameron and More

Posted by Bizz90 at 05:49 on 12 May 2010 | Report This Post

Let's hope Uwe Boll is the executive producer. No videogame adaptation is complete without some Boll. More

Posted by Manfrendshensindshen at 09:45 on 11 May 2010 | Report This Post

I Love The Fact That
The Willis poster says 'From The Hit Videogame Comes The Hit Movie' - very hopeful. It almost sounds like the sort of thing from an exploitation movie though - just imagine a loudly American voice declaring that tagline over a trailer of carnage. Could be awesome... More

Posted by darjeelingmike at 09:41 on 11 May 2010 | Report This Post

based on a video game and directed by a stuntman - jesus wept, talk about being creatively bankrupt. More

Posted by 62Parker at 09:20 on 11 May 2010 | Report This Post

I have as much antcipation for this as I do every Videogame adaption, Twilight film, High School Musical, any film with Miley Cyrus and the Smurfs. More

Posted by mogel96 at 07:45 on 11 May 2010 | Report This Post


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