Bruce Willis is negotiating to star in Kane & Lynch, Lionsgate’s adaptation of the Eidos Entertainment video game “Kane & Lynch: Dead Men,” reports Variety.
Simon Crane will make his feature directing debut, after serving as second unit director and stunt coordinator on such films as Hancock, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Troy and X-Men: The Last Stand. He is currently working with Willis as the stunt coordinator on the Jonathan Mostow-directed The Surrogates for Touchstone Pictures.
Willis will play Adam “Kane” Marcus, a mercenary who makes an unlikely alliance with a schizophrenic killer named James Lynch. The duo is forced on a mission to retrieve a stolen microchip.
Kyle Ward wrote the script. Filmmakers are now looking to set an actor to play Lynch, and shooting will begin before year’s end.
Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce with Jason Blumenthal and Todd Black, and the Willis Brothers Co.