Lionsgate has acquired screen rights to Eidos Interactive videogame Kane & Lynch, which has not yet been released, says Variety.
Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce. Howard Sun will co-produce.
The game teams mercenary Kane with schizophrenic named Lynch. They meet while being transported to death row, only to be attacked and kidnapped by Kane’s former team. The unlikely duo is forced to retrieve a stolen fortune that Kane has hidden.
The Kane & Lynch deal is the second between Eidos and the producers, who are in pre-production at 20th Century Fox on Hitman, an adaptation of an Eidos game to star Timothy Olyphant.
Askarieh and Alter have a Rogue Pictures deal for Hack/Slash and Lost Squad, both based on entries from the Devil’s Due Publishing comic book series. Askarieh is also producing Spy-Hunter at Universal.