Gerard Butler is in talks to star as Kane in the film adaptation of the “Kane and Lynch” video game franchise at Nu Image/Millennium Films.
The game follows Adam ‘Kane’ Marcus (Butler), a mercenary on death row who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung to retrieve a stolen and very valuable microchip.
The pair, along with Kane’s former teammates, travel to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba in order to save his wife and daughter.
There’s a big connection to “Law Abiding Citizen” here – Butler and Jamie Foxx starred in that film which was helmed by director F. Gary Gray. Gray became attached to direct this film back in 2010 and that remains the case.
Foxx was also attached to play Lynch at one point, but not anymore. Instead, an offer is out to Vin Diesel to play Lynch.
Skip Woods and Kyle Ward penned the script, while Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter are producing.
Source: Heat Vision