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Kane & Lynch & Willis

06.03.2008
When I first heard they were making a movie based on the videogame KANE & LYNCH: DEAD MEN (before it even hit shelves), I sort of expected a moderately budgeted adaptation on the level of HITMAN. After all, it was coming from the same producers (Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter), and the game is exceptionally violent and focuses on characters of an irredeemable nature, meaning limited appeal to movie audiences. So when names like Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton were supposedly being associated with such an abrasive property, I had to chuckle.

If that's crow you've got there, I'll have a big ol' serving. It turns out that Willis is actually in negotiations to portray one of the excessively volatile gents of the title in Lionsgate's flick. The profanity-laced, shootout-filled next-gen game involves a mercenary who teams with a psychopath to take care of some business for a shady cabal in exchange for the safety of his own family. The game has sold 2 million units (which should not imply that it's fun -- it's loaded with nearly as much frustration as mayhem. But it looks nice).

Willis would play Kane (the more sane member of the duo), while Lynch has yet to be cast... but another reunion between Bruce and Billy Bob wouldn't be a giant shocker. The movie will mark the directing debut of second-unit and stunt coordinator Simon Crane, who happens to be working with Willis on THE SURROGATES -- so there's your connection.
Extra Tidbit: THE AIR I BREATHE director Jieho Lee was originally attached to bring KANE & LYNCH to blood-soaked life.
Source: Variety

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12:22AM on 06/05/2008

Underrated

The game really did get a bum rap, which I think had a lot to do with the backlash that followed Jeff Gerstmann getting shitcanned by Gamespot after his not-so-glowing review of the game. I found a copy for $40 (in Australia, that's cheap. New games retail for around $99 over here) and thought I'd give it a go.

The game definitely isn't without its flaws (mostly technical), but all in all I found it an enjoyable ride from beginning to end. Enjoyable enough to come back and play it through a
The game really did get a bum rap, which I think had a lot to do with the backlash that followed Jeff Gerstmann getting shitcanned by Gamespot after his not-so-glowing review of the game. I found a copy for $40 (in Australia, that's cheap. New games retail for around $99 over here) and thought I'd give it a go.

The game definitely isn't without its flaws (mostly technical), but all in all I found it an enjoyable ride from beginning to end. Enjoyable enough to come back and play it through a second time with mates in co-op mode.

Considering how strongly it was influenced by Hollywood films though (aesthetically speaking it already has a pretty strong Michael Mann vibe) I don't really see the need for a movie, even with A-list talent on board.

But for any gamers who are a little apprehensive about the game, I really do recommend giving it a look, at least as a rental. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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6:46PM on 06/04/2008
kane should of been Vinnie Jones and Lynch should be Paul Giamatti
kane should of been Vinnie Jones and Lynch should be Paul Giamatti
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10:32AM on 06/04/2008

ok but could be better

i like the idea of it for a movie, the story works, could have been a better game though. it would have to be R and willis and Thornton for the main characters just dosn't work. i see the perfect ones for the title roles being Jason Statham would be kane, and Mickey Rourke for lynch. anybody else agrree?
i like the idea of it for a movie, the story works, could have been a better game though. it would have to be R and willis and Thornton for the main characters just dosn't work. i see the perfect ones for the title roles being Jason Statham would be kane, and Mickey Rourke for lynch. anybody else agrree?
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12:46AM on 06/04/2008

billy i can see

but bruce as a cussing merc eh i dunno there was alot of cussin in that game,i prefered the multiplayer tho its not everyday a team of 5 or 6 people get to rob a bank or mall ^_^
but bruce as a cussing merc eh i dunno there was alot of cussin in that game,i prefered the multiplayer tho its not everyday a team of 5 or 6 people get to rob a bank or mall ^_^
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12:18AM on 06/04/2008
I love Bruce Willis, but too bad Kane & Lynch was pretty meh.
I love Bruce Willis, but too bad Kane & Lynch was pretty meh.
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10:41PM on 06/03/2008
it was a terrible video game, but it wasnt the stories fault. it could still be a very entertaining movie. however, they hardly ever are.
it was a terrible video game, but it wasnt the stories fault. it could still be a very entertaining movie. however, they hardly ever are.
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10:32PM on 06/03/2008
Wasn't this considered one of the worst games of last year? I can't imagine it making a solid movie, unless it was just bad gameplay and somehow it had a rockin' script. Did anyone actually play this?
Wasn't this considered one of the worst games of last year? I can't imagine it making a solid movie, unless it was just bad gameplay and somehow it had a rockin' script. Did anyone actually play this?
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10:14PM on 06/03/2008

Great casting...

...both Willis and Thornton can do the grizzled, tough guy thing. I'd love to see a psycho Billy Bob.

'He's just a boy, hmmm.'
...both Willis and Thornton can do the grizzled, tough guy thing. I'd love to see a psycho Billy Bob.

'He's just a boy, hmmm.'
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8:56PM on 06/03/2008
i think Billy Bob Thornton would be a really good choice for Lynch
i think Billy Bob Thornton would be a really good choice for Lynch
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8:30PM on 06/03/2008
I thought HITMAN was a fun popcorn movie, but the script was much better and was raped by FOX. Remember that goofy train sword fight? That wasn't in the script.
I thought HITMAN was a fun popcorn movie, but the script was much better and was raped by FOX. Remember that goofy train sword fight? That wasn't in the script.
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