Gerard Butler Circling Videogame Adaptation 'Kane & Lynch' for Millennium (Exclusive)

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Article Date: November 4, 2013 | Publication: Hollywood Reporter | Author: Borys Kit
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F. Gary Gray is on board to direct the project, which could re-team the duo that made "Law Abiding Citizen."

Kane & Lynch seems to be the video game move adaptation with unlimited life points.

The Nu Image/Millennium Films project, which has come and gone several times, has Gerard Butler, who starred in Millennium’s hit Olympus Has Fallen, in talks to star as Kane, with F. Gary Gray on board to direct. The move could very well re-team the duo, who last worked together in the surprise 2009 action hit Law Abiding Citizen.

Millennium has an offer out to Vin Diesel to play Lynch, but it’s too early to say how that will go.

The game follows Kane, a death row inmate who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung to retrieve a stolen fortune. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team's watchdog in order to save his wife and daughter. The game was developed by IO Interactive and published by Eidor Interactive.

The movie adaptation of game has been in the works since 2007, with Lionsgate planing on stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx, and Simon Crane directing. Gray was involved with one iteration several years ago, but now is back.
The script is by Skip Woods and Kyle Ward. Producing are Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter.

Butler, repped by CAA and Alan Siegel Entertainment, is prepping to star in Summit’s fantasy Gods of Egypt with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush.

Gray is repped by UTA and Principato-Young Entertainment and Del Shaw.