Kane & Lynch movie can't keep a director

Just before production was set to begin on the silver screen adaptation of Kane & Lynch, Patrick Alessandrin's name was erased from the director's chair. With Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx already signed up for the leading roles, it seemed as though everything was coming together. Filming was slated to begin in October, but now production won't begin until well into 2011.

Above: Jamie Foxx and Bruce Willis could be totally kick-ass in a Kane & Lynch movie, but will it ever actually come out?

This is the second time a director has walked away from the project after it seemed he was completely on board. Simon Crane, the man originally slated to direct the film, also jumped ship earlier this year citing creative differences. But it's unknown at this point if Alessandrin's separation was voluntary or not. Either way, it was a very sudden announcement.

Above: This poster, released earlier this year, bills Simon Crane as the director. We'd suggest not printing up any more posters until the movie is actually finished

With a large budget and the star power to make it a hit, Kane & Lynch is hoping to go mainstream instead of relying on the usual video game movie niche crowd. But the Willis/Foxx name recognition hardly matches the relative obscurity of the Kane & Lynch series, which has sold a respectable amount of games but hasn't attained any real support in the gaming community.

So no one quite knows what is spooking these directors away, but you know what they say - third time's a charm, right?

Souce: Joblo

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  • foamguy - October 1, 2010 10:53 p.m.

    well most video game movies are cancelled like when i was hoping that bioshock movie would be good but then i cried a little when it didnt so dont be surprised if it doesnt succeed
  • Vulneratus - September 28, 2010 2:33 p.m.

    Uwe - My bad
  • Vulneratus - September 28, 2010 2:22 p.m.

    Ewe Boll FTW LOL
  • g4m3rk1dd - September 28, 2010 12:57 p.m.

    just becuase jamie fox is a good actor doesnt mean he can change his skin color at will...i dont know shit about the game but i do know that there arent any black people in it cept if they are the bad guys :|
  • TheSugarRay - September 28, 2010 4:24 a.m.

    As long as Kain and Lynch are in prison because they were frames and they are trying to stop a doomsday machine this movie will fucking suck and I care enough to be fucking pissed about the whole raped thing.
  • ChipTheExecutioner - September 28, 2010 3:29 a.m.

    because no one will care if the movie turns out bad, no one has any emotional investment in the series. Make a more popular series like say Metal Gear Solid and there will be tremendous pressure to not only make a good movie but to stay true to the original material. with Kane and Lynch though they'll have more freedom to make more changes without upsetting the core audience so much.
  • WillisTron - September 28, 2010 3:04 a.m.

    Why is there such a strong push on this mediocre series when so many gems lie untouched??
  • JD_Method - September 28, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    Agree with Redeater. Lynch is not black, so don't cast a black man in the role for the movie.
  • Redeater - September 28, 2010 2:05 a.m.

    Please die a horrible death Kane and Lynch movie. A black Lynch???? I would rather see Billy Bob Thorton as Lynch or hell even Steve Bucemi.
  • ventanger - September 28, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    Hey, atleast it'll be longer than the game.

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