Kane & Lynch Rushing Forward

IGN Movies reports that Lionsgate is so enthusiastic about Kyle Ward’s script for the video game-to-film adaptation “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men” that the studio is fast-tracking the project to begin shooting this Fall.

Variety reported back in May that two scripts were being worked on – one by Ward and the other by Jieho Lee and Bob DeRosa. Ward’s draft not only won out, but the studio is pulling strings to get the film ready to shoot in the crowded pre-strike period.

The story will parallel that of the Eidos game, which involves a mercenary named Kane and a “medicated psychopath” called Lynch. The two encounter one another while en route to death row, and together they decide to embark on a quest for revenge against Kane’s former employers, one of those mysterious and covert organization types.

Several big-name actors are being considered for the title roles, including one A-lister whose apparently eager to do the feature.