Bruce Willis to be Kane'd?

Action star in negotiations to appear in the movie of the Eidos game; Billy Bob Thornton rumoured to be Lynch.


First it was Tomb Raider, then it happened to Hitman, and last year it was announced for Kane & Lynch: Dead Men as well. The latter Eidos game property is being turned into a Hollywood movie, and this one is set to star Bruce Willis, as reported by Variety.

According to the entertainment-focused newspaper, the Die Hard, Pulp Fiction, and Sin City star is currently "negotiating" for the role of mercenary Adam "Kane" Marcus. As to who will play his partner, psychotic killer James Lynch, the Variety Cut Scene blog suggests that Billy Bob Thornton is the most likely candidate. Ironically, the pair previously starred together on screen as a pair of more amicable criminals in the comedy Bandits.

Kane & Lynch will be the first time in the director's chair for Simon Crane, who previously worked as second unit director and stunt coordinator on Mr & Mrs Smith and X-Men: The Last Stand.

Kyle Ward has written the script. Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will be producing the movie; the duo were producers on previous Eidos movie Hitman. Askarieh and Alter are also currently working on a slew of other movie adaptations, namely Jonny Quest for Warner, Hack/Slash for Rogue, and Spy Hunter for Universal.

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