F. Gary Gray is in early talks to direct Nu Image/Millennium Films’ Kane & Lynch, big screen adaptation of the Eidos video game. Stunt coordinator and second unit director Simon Crane was directing the project but exited in May due to creative differences.
Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx are attached to star. The plot follows Adam “Kane” Marcus (Willis), a mercenary who makes an unlikely alliance with a schizophrenic killer named James Lynch (Foxx). The duo is forced on a mission to retrieve a stolen microchip.
The Lionsgate release was written by Kyle Ward, who is penning Hitman 2, also based on an Eidos game. Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter will produce with David Willis and Stephen Eads
Gray’s credits include Law Abiding Citizen, which starred Foxx, A Man Apart, The Italian Job, Be Cool and The Negotiator.