Kane & Lynch headed to Hollywood

<i>Variety</i> reports that Eidos has sold the rights to its forthcoming shooter to indie studio Lionsgate.

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"Cinematic." That's the word that came to many gamers' minds when they watched the trailer for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. The 43-second preview's visual style is positively Michael Mann-ish, with a Collateral-esque nightclub shootout and a Heat-like crew of overall-clad armed robbers.

Given Kane & Lynch's penchant for cinematic homage, it comes as little surprise, then, to learn that it is being turned into a feature film. This week, Variety reported that Vancouver-based studio Lionsgate has scooped up the movie rights to the squad-based action title, which is being developed by Io Interactive (Freedom Fighters). The PC and Xbox 360 game is currently due sometime later this year--GameSpot's previous coverage has more details.

According to the trade, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce the Kane & Lynch film. If those names sound familiar, it's because they are also reportedly producing the stalled movie based on another Io/Eidos franchise, Hitman. Askarieh is also producing Universal's Spy Hunter film, starring the Rock, which is stuck in development limbo as well.

Discussion

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zackobeid
zackobeid

If they put the write actors directors it will be a ok movie but not great

zackobeid
zackobeid

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AustinH147
AustinH147

Can't wait! lol. Plus, there's a sequel to Kane & Lynch: Dead Men coming. Expecting better than the first Kane and Lynch.

bodygaurd1
bodygaurd1

Bruce Willis is negotiating to be in this movie atm. It is predicted to come out sometime mid or late 2009.

Mattyrock
Mattyrock

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mckaine
mckaine

wow. the game isn't even out yet. lol. they better not screw this up, even though you really can't. the game appears quite linear; HAS A SCRIPT ALREADY WRITTEN*cough*cough*. I will have a hard time believing bad reviews, because the script, as i coughed, was already written.

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

This cute maybe be a great movie, depends on script , money , director , cast

Pfilosophy
Pfilosophy

I dunno about the rest of you guys but I'm damn psyched.

LinKuei_warrior
LinKuei_warrior

for movies it doesnt really matter how gameplay is. games that are going to be made into movies depend on the storyline.Hitman has a pretty good storyline and can be made into a movie. as for Kane & Lynch,both the game and the movie Sounds awesome just based on the storyline.

Lord_Bafford
Lord_Bafford

aren't they getting ahead of themselves? the game first people, the game first....

monco59
monco59

''According to the trade, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce the Kane & Lynch film. If those names sound familiar, it's because they are also reportedly producing the stalled movie based on another Io/Eidos franchise, Hitman. Askarieh is also producing Universal's Spy Hunter film, starring the Rock, which is stuck in development limbo as well.'' Lol, so guess what will happen to Kane&Lynch aswell? You got it, development limbo. Seriously, when you've already got two (count 'em, TWO) stalled movies in your hands, maybe you should actually try to get something done before going out and getting rights for even more films.

Spartan4001
Spartan4001

How the hell does this POS get the movie treatment while Halo gets axed?

Mohamed_h
Mohamed_h

Eidos is having a one hell of a great year .. most of it's popular games are or will be movies now .. Tomb Raider , Hitman , Freedom Fighter and now this !!

poolboy8
poolboy8

Awesome, another Uwe Boll movie to look forward to!

BigDaveyDogz
BigDaveyDogz

F the movie!! gimme the game!!!!!!!!!11111````~~~~~` pelz0r

ufopuller
ufopuller

The Rock srewed-up Doom. Might as well let him try again.

codyw32
codyw32

who cares about the movie now. Make the game

juggalo
juggalo

Great. Now get on with the game please......i've played thru Hitman enough times now, need fresh meat

zsc4
zsc4

Cinematic ...agreed. This game is going to something special..well we can only hope, right?

George_GameGuy
George_GameGuy

Kane & Lynch is going to be an awesome game when it is released for the Xbox 360!

chicken_123_pie
chicken_123_pie

That is going to be so cool. I can't wait for the Hitman one either. Spy Hunter will be pretty bad because it has the Rock. I don't like him.

DesRed
DesRed

The odd thing is, this game is not even released yet so how do we know whether this game will be good or not? If the game turns out to be bad, won't making a movie out it be pointless?

talonkard044
talonkard044

This game is coming to PS3....Can't wait!!! :D

robfield
robfield

Eidos probly needs the money

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

Game first then worry about a movie - let's see how it is b4 jumping into a movie idea.

Tree06
Tree06

Damn a lot of press is around this game. I may have to go pick it up when it becomes available.

majestikk
majestikk

Hollywood that desperate their buying out movie rights from games that haven't been released yet? Can't say they'll screw this one up, but I'm looking forward to the game, considering the comparisons to some of Michael Mann's best films.

KingSigy
KingSigy

Why does nearly every game get turned into a movie now? The thing is, there are always plans, then the movie never comes out, or when it does, its a pile of ****. Just stop with the game movies already!!

Gigatron
Gigatron

Eidos rocks. Io Interactive rocks. Kane & Lynch rocks. This movie will rock.

kenerhai
kenerhai

this game isnt even out yet and its got a movie deal?!?!? what if the game sucks? So we can't even get a Metroid movie or a Halo movie, but we can get a movie for a game that hasnt even been released. hhmmm. ok. and uwe boll can continue to ruin franchise after franchise. we can get turds like the super mario movie and street fighter (although in a campy cheesy way, i kinda liked em). when are we ever gonna get a movie - a GOOD movie, based on a game?!?!? wtf is wrong with this picture?!?!?

John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

ronin_aries that's what they said about comic book movies. I just hope they start doing good movies soon. Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter need to get some work done. Hopefully one of these will be worth while.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

This game actually seems to be really good..looking and in game concept wise too...but who knows it might make Hollywood look really good if a movie is made!

epormada
epormada

They must think this game is good, it's not even out yet and their already making a movie! Sounds like a dangerous investment to me!!!

TWOC2689
TWOC2689

The trailer is good for a thriller but I always hope for a good Game to film so far nothing yet.

thekey
thekey

I guess since Lionsgate is going to make it, this game is coming on PS3 as well. Being that Lionsgate only supports blu-ray.

PseudoFinrod
PseudoFinrod

A little early to be snatching up film rights, don't you think? It hasn't even come out, let alone proved to be popular enough to make money as a movie. Don't get me wrong-I love the Hitman games and hope that this one turns out to be just as good in its own way. But should they really make a movie out of a game if it's not a strong, proven franchise (speaking of, I eagerly await the Metal Gear movie...)?

motorola29
motorola29

it looked like a tony scott movie more than a micheal mann movie. and after doing miami vice, i would rather mann not direct it.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

Not another movie off of a game...People in the movie industry should try to be more original. They should make movies out of only the best games. This game doesn't sound like a game that would fit well as a movie.

aus_pride
aus_pride

Ok so now all we need is michael man to direct the movie and all will be fine and dandy!

crippla87
crippla87

The game is not even out yet, how retarded is this?

SimonM7
SimonM7

It wasn't cluttered nor anti-climatic if you're familiar with the background to the games. I suppose as a completely un-initiated member of the audience it got pretty vague though. I thought it struck a nice balance between including newcomers and not dumbing the thing down - keeping true to its surreal and suggestive roots.

nytrospawn
nytrospawn

Silent Hill was "alright". Its story was cluttered and the ending was anti-climatic.

SimonM7
SimonM7

Silent Hill was good and don't you deny it. :)

ronin_aries
ronin_aries

Does it really matter if the game is gonna be good or not, unless you guys have been living in an alered universe, there has NEVER been a good gaming movie, NEVER and there probably will never be...EVER!!!