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Bruce Willis Close To Signing For Kane Half Of Videogame-Spawned Movie KANE & LYNCH??

I am – Hercules!!
From Wednesday’s Variety:
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. The vidgame has sold 2 million copies worldwide since its launch in November, 2007.
Willis (and "Bandits" co-star Billy Bob Thornton) have been rumored to be in the running for the project since November, but now we apparently have an actual contract drafted for Walter B's signature. Still no official word on Thornton. Longtime stunt coordinator Simon Crane directs from a screenplay by somebody named Kyle Ward for Lionsgate. I will rely on our gaming talkbackers to reveal whether or not the Willis character is the one on the left. Read all of Variety’s story on the matter here.

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  • June 3, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    First

    by evil twin

    Ha!

  • June 3, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    never played the game

    by two fathoms deep

    ...sounds boring.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    I thought this was announced like 4 months ago

    by Jackie Boy

    But it's pretty good casting. The voice actor in the game kind of sounds like ray liotta but bruce looks more like him. I just hope they don't pussy out on the film, the game was pretty fucked up in some parts.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Old news?

    by Super Rabbi

    I heard this a while back. Billy Bob Thorton was rumoured to play the other dude too as I recall.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Ah yes, the game that revealed ZDnet as sellouts

    by blindambition238

  • June 3, 2008, 5:05 p.m. CST

    I Love Videogame Movies!!

    by ILostMyDrumSet

    Doom is the best movie I have ever seen. I think Resident Evil comes in a close seco....sorry, got bored.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    The game was basically a bunch of heists but it was fun

    by Jackie Boy

    There was a 'Heat' inspired level that blew me away to play, but on screen it might come off as just a reduntant rip off.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    At least it's not Uve.

    by Budcrud

  • June 3, 2008, 5:07 p.m. CST

    And while he can pull off the look...

    by Jackie Boy

    I don't really dig Billy Bob as Lynch. They need someone who could play a real deranged fucker

  • June 3, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Game had a great buildup.

    by harosa

    All the prerelease hype for this game was making it out to be the next big shit but it played awful but sold quite a few copies.Characters could make a good movie.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Kool

    by beetlegeuse

    except it would be better if Bruce Willis was the schizophrenic killer. Actually it would be better if they were both schizophrenic killers, and there was no stolen microchip, instead they forced on a mission to kill a lot of people and blow some stuff up, yeah that's the ticket!

  • June 3, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Lynch looks like Paul Giamatti with Tom Hanks' 'Da Vinci' Hair

    by Murraypalooza

    Lynch looks like Paul Giamatti with Tom Hanks' 'Da Vinci' Hair

  • June 3, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST

    wait a minute

    by Jackie Boy

    Just reread the article...there was no fucking chip in the game, are they going to turn this into some tired piece of shit like that? Granted the game's story wasn't superb but come on it had more originality than that.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I think it'll work

    by dejectedgeek

    Bruce Willis will more than likely be able to pull this off, at least that's my absolute hope. I would enjoy it if the originally rumored Billy Bob Thornton got cast as Lynch, it'll be like Bandits 2...but with a lot more killing and mutilation.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by James_O'Nasty

    Look at the scenes in Lucky # Slevin when he is in the 70's...

  • June 3, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Yay!

    by Lloytron

    All the movies based on great games have been shit, so maybe they figured they'd make a great movie if it was based on a shit game. <p> Good luck with that.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Might be good

    by Gd00

    Played just a bit of the game, and Bruce could really pull it off. He definitely could make the character his own. Let's hope for the best, and expect the worst, as always.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    But will it be better than Die Hard 4?

    by The Dum Guy

    Will it?

  • June 3, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    the game is shit

    by mr.brownstone

    but the concept is solid and could make a great movie.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Bandits should have been what Kane and Lynch is

    by hallmitchell

    Bandits should have been so badass. Yet became crappy and quirky. Such a wrong way to go with Bandits. Bruce can redeem himself by taking Kane and Lynch: Dead men.

  • June 3, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    JACK BLACK is JACK BLACK in...

    by parallax_r

    JACK BLACK: MASTER EXPLODER

  • June 3, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Sorry for the cliche, but isn't this really too soon?....

    by FlickaPoo

    ....tradition dictates that one base films on video games that are classic or even a bit moldy around the edges...this has been out what, eight months?

  • June 3, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    I'm not really understanding the hate

    by Jackie Boy

    I thought it was a pretty solid game with some fun action sequences. Granted it was pretty easy on the hardest difficulty but I enjoyed my time with it. The AI wasn't great but I would go so far as to call the game "shit."

  • June 3, 2008, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Brunomac...hope that was sarcasm

    by j2talk

    RE:Where the hell is my Super Mario Bros movie? Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, and Silent Hill movies - my favorite games? Make those into movies and then we'll talk Kane And Lynch......been there done that......only 2 of the were watchable......

  • June 3, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Hate comes from

    by Volstaff

    A reviewer for Gamespot ( or was it Gamespy, they all seem the same to me) gave the game a bad review, but after pressure from the publisher, the review was edited or just taken down. The reviewer quit ( or fired?) if I remember correctly.

  • June 3, 2008, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Bruce Willis is Blackwater...

    by cha_im

    What?

  • June 3, 2008, 6:15 p.m. CST

    RyanMurray, you're half right

    by Mullah Omar

    Giamatti as the face is spot on, but the hair looks like Travolta in PULP FICTION.

  • June 3, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    I'm waiting for the JOUST movie

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 3, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    When's Bill Murray

    by Series7

    Going to make the Burger Time movie I've heard so much about?

  • June 3, 2008, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Microchip? What the fuck

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    What the HELL is wrong with game's plot. It would have been actually pretty amazing if they had stuck it in a great game, unfortunately all they had left was a mediocre shooter for it. Why fuck up a bunch of badass Heist Scenarios, for some lame Microchip Bullshit. That would be like making a DOOM movie, not setting it on mars and not instead of having Demons, just have regular old zombies or something. I mean what is the fucking point? Why go to the trouble of calling it DOOM at all!?<p><p>..Wait a minute

  • June 3, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    has to be Elrond Smith!

    by pubgrundy

    played the game and Hugo Weaving would be spot on for Lynch!!!

  • June 3, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    what ever happened to the "splinter cell" movie?

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    that would be cool - maybe the show "24" killed it - splinter cell, great game franchise - but then so is hitman, resident evil and silent hill - but they translated into less than stellar movies - the potential is always there for a good movie with some games, but there always seems to be a disconnect - they end up looking slick (hitman, silent hill) but feel kinda hollow and bereft of something - maybe the viewers physical involvement - the biggest appeal of video games is the interactivity - you are involved literally - movies are passive - there watched, not played - the interactivity of a game overpowers its lameness - for example - resident evil 4 is an awesome near perfect game experience, but imagine just watching it as a movie - same characters plot etc - pretty riidiculous

  • June 3, 2008, 6:44 p.m. CST

    malkovich?

    by zom-bot.com

    i get a malkovich vibe from lynch. but he's way out of shape and acting too gay lately. which is no big deal, except for a tough ass in an action movie.<P> oh wait, sorry tom cruise.

  • June 3, 2008, 6:47 p.m. CST

    a film based on a video game based on ersatz guy ritchie

    by newc0253

    i ain't played the game but i read several reviews that suggested it was shit.<p> maybe it will turn out to be a diamond in the rough, a veritable cinematic gem, but somehow i doubt it.<p>

  • June 3, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Hey, Guy Who Got a Headache...

    by ian n

    The DOOM video game takes place on Mars and has demons? HOW ABOUT A SPOILER ALERT NEXT TIME!!!

  • June 3, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    This game? How brazen.

    by Toonol

    In case you didn't know, ZDNet fired one of their reviewers because he dared give this game a low score... after all the fabulous marketing dollars were spent. It became quite a scandal, putting ZDNet's reputation in the toilet, and making sure word of this game's suckiness was spread far and wide. I guess they have yet more marketing dollars to spend, though.

  • June 3, 2008, 7:23 p.m. CST

    Damn You Michael Bay

    by MCMLXXVI

    Damn You Michael Bay

  • June 3, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Everyone, settle down. . .

    by Brian

    Kane and Lynch was pretty damned good. The gameplay wasn't without issues, but the characters were very really well written. The action set-ups were great and the violence was intense and relentless. That's all you need for a kick-ass video game movie: Great characters, great violence, and a simple story. The movie needs a gritty ,wobbly, video camera type quality with long, brisk takes ala Children of Men... and hitchy editing and color saturation used ONLY when Lynch is having his psychotic episodes. I really like Bruce Willis for this. John Malkovich would be better than Billy Bob, but Billy Bob cleans up really nice and he'll definitely do. He'll need to take some serious crazy pills for this role though. Simon Crane for director is an excellent choice. He's a stunt coordinator who worked for Doug Liman. He'll create some really slick gun play sequences and fun background destruction scenes. Hopefully Crane puts on a pair of Doug Liman's pants and really knocks this one out of the park.

  • June 3, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    the game didnt suck enough?

    by BMacSmith

    more shit.

  • June 3, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    needs the power of Quentin Tarintino

    by theonecalledshoe

    for the violence.

  • June 3, 2008, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Damnit, Billy Bob Thorton's great, but...

    by The Grug

    They've gotta get Michael Ironside in to do this - that man has the voice of God.

  • June 3, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Kane is on the left. Lynch is the long haired guy.

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • June 3, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    KYLE WARD

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Is the guy who wrote Fiasco Heights, which Platinum Dunes smartly bought but has stupidly been sitting on. Very talented writer cut from the same cloth as Justin Marks. I don't know anything about Kane and Lynch but I'm always down for more Walter B.

  • June 3, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Steve Buscemi as Lynch

    by EbertsFatThumb

    I think Steve would make a great psychotic Lynch. Not that what I care REALLY fuckin matters....

  • June 3, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    When Centauri died I cried a little...really did...

    by FlickaPoo

  • June 3, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Fuck Walter B....and Die Hard 4

    by Nuking the Fridge

    read above... Bruce gets no respect from me, all my respect goes to Sylvester Stallone for sticking to the integrity of his cinematic characters.

  • June 3, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Um, Jackie Boy...

    by depalma25

    ...you don't believe Billy Bob Thorton can play a "deranged fucker." Look at some of his earlier work. Post Santa Clause, he's been basically playing the same character: apathetic, too cool for school, drunk, nihilist. However, when on top of his game, he can do deranged

  • June 3, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    bad game, good concept

    by lex romero

    It played poorly but the characters, story and events were pretty cool, could transfer well to screen.

  • June 3, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    almost criminally overhyped crud game

    by G100

    Doesn't mean it'll necessarily be a terrible film but the odss are... yes, yes it will.<p> <p>Where's my Moonstone Film ? That's what I want to know. :P

  • June 3, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    What about R-Type the flim ?

    by G100

    An actual space shooter film. Complete with cool spaceshiip and Gigeresque Aliens. How mad would that be ? (also couldn't be worse than some of the shit of late.)

  • June 3, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    depalma25

    by Jackie Boy

    I think I misworded what I meant to say. True, Billy Bob's great as a sick twisted fuck, but I never got the "Hey, Billy Bob could play this guy" vibe from the game. I'm thinking more of a Malkovich or Buscemi myself.

  • June 3, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    But either way this movie'll have no balls

    by Jackie Boy

    with such a marquee star like Willis there's no way in hell they'll end it like the game. Or (SPOILER) they won't blow his wife's brains out. They'll go for more of a "Buddies on a yacht in the Caribbean" style ending, that's what the people want to see.

  • June 3, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Shenmue 2: The Movie

    by uVa

    And the entire thing is in real-time. So there are several 40 minute sequences of Ryo (played by Christian Slater) airing out piles of library books.

  • June 3, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    fivezero

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i demand more in order for a game to be classified as "kick-ass"

  • June 3, 2008, 10:21 p.m. CST

    "Giants: Citizen Kabuto" the movie

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    toho studios style - giant monsters (actors in monster suits) fighting humans that fly around with jet packs - now that would be cool

  • June 3, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    "metroid prime" the movie

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    but only if its animated

  • June 3, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Willis is perfect and this game has a good story

    by Orionsangels

    that'll translate well to the big screen

  • June 3, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    This games was a Mann ripoff..........

    by CyrusBlahBlah

    It had avery HEAT feel to it.......Collatoral as well.....get him to direct it, and I might care.

  • June 3, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    The movie could be better than the game...

    by polyh3dron

    Not like it would take a lot for that though, because the game BLEW MONKEY CHUNKS.

  • June 3, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    But yeah, get Michael Mann or Peter Berg to direct.

    by polyh3dron

    Like others said, the game is a Mann movie ripoff.

  • June 3, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    wait, a stunt coordinator directs?? lolololol

    by polyh3dron

    it's doomed

  • June 3, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    JJRedsky

    by Brian

    i said: "all you need for a kick-ass video game MOVIE: Great characters, great violence, and a simple story." i'm aware there are many more aspects to a game, of course, than just kick-assery.

  • June 3, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Ballistic: McClane vs. Sling Blade

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • June 3, 2008, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Bruce! Don't do it!

    by Pop_aristocrat

    You're at least marginally better than this!

  • June 3, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    fivezero, my mistake

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    and i tend to agree on those ingredients for a good game-movie - but i still think translating any video game to film, even the good ones, is a real trick - even the most popular ones..."solitaire: the movie"?

  • June 4, 2008, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Can we stop pretending...

    by ebonic_plague

    ...that all video games are worthy of being adapted into movies? The "content" of these games are mostly just barely disguised rip-offs of stories and characters from actual legitimate artistic media that are plagiarized by autistic glass eyed coders for use as embarrassingly trite exposition to spur socially inept shut-in underachievers into pressing the correct combination of buttons over and over and over again until the same game is released with new cover art as the "sequel." Video games are fine for what they are, which is a generally amusing way to kill several hours sitting on one's ass, but as far as art or story go, even compared to media like comic books or television or DTV comedy, video games are the nutritional equivalent of cotton candy. I know this entire post is an exercise in futility, but I hope that some day they start making actual movies again. In that respect, thank god for Uwe Boll.

  • June 4, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Monki?

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Monki stew, or perhaps AIDS?

  • June 4, 2008, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Videogame movies WILL NEVER WORK

    by Bass Bastardson

    I love videogames. I love movies. I do not like videogame movies. And the reason isn't just because they've all been made by hacks. The problem with videogame movies is that, if they stray from the source material they lose the fans and a large part of what made the game special in the first place, but if they remain too faithful to the source material, what you are left with is something that you've already seen but now with the element of interactivity removed - essentially a two hour cut scene recapping the events of the game. Maybe some super-genius will manage to find the proper balance, but I doubt it.

  • June 4, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Video Games kill time... unlike Films, TV & Comics then ?

    by G100

    There's more creativity in Grand Theft Auto 4 than a thousand Fat suit "comedies" or by the numbers chick flicks.<p> <p>I'm not claiming high art for all VideoGames but we've all heard this crap before. Oddly enough for Movies when they first flickered insolently onto an unsuspecting public & deeply suspicious Theatre and Literature obsessed elite and indeed the same type of hysteria accompanied Comic books early popularity because they were rotting the Brains of impressionable children way back when.<p> <p>Are all VideoGames well produced and employ a great deal of creative talent ? Like fuck they are.<p> <p>However there are more than enough extremely well regarded Games by now that surely this same tired & outdated argument can be put to rest until the NEXT upstart Mediaform appears.<p> <p>Face it most Movies and Comics and yes, even most plays & books are lucky to be average and more often than not just plain shit given the sheer amount of total numbers released into the world, so lets not pretend crap was somehow invented with the VideoGame or the VideoGame Movie.<p> <p>Storywise VideoGames are still wrestling with incorporating a complex narrative into freeform worlds balancing how much the narrative can change depending on events. Movies and Comics DO NOT have that problem. So it's no surprise that compeling narratives are still rare.<p> <p>Comic book adaptations in case you haven't noticed have been usurping "actual" Movies to an ever sillier degree with a Plethora of 2nd and EVEN 3rd generation re-imaginings of the same Comic Properties. I personally don't mind that too much but if you can make a Movie out of a Theme Park Ride or a Comic then why be so snotty about VideoGames ?<p> <p>Uwe Boll is a laughably obvious cheap hack. Just because almost every VideoGame Movie has been handled by the bottom feeders and the chronically inept like him doesn't mean the source is at fault.<p> <p>The more reasonable explanation is that shit Directors, Producers and Actors will make a shit Movie whether you give them Macbeth or Monkey Island as the source material.<p> <p> Whereas real talent can make a good Movie out of almost anything.

  • June 4, 2008, 2:12 a.m. CST

    "Longtime stunt coordinator Simon Crane directs" ???

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Then, I guess, we'll get yet another craptastic borefest of a game adaptation.

  • June 4, 2008, 3:02 a.m. CST

    I love video games too, no really, they're great, seriously...

    by ebonic_plague

    /Triumph<p> I know, I grew up on the stuff too, and spent plenty on quarters and consoles, but I get pre-emptively irked as only a talkbacker can when I see Walter B wasting the finite screen time God has granted him by signing on to play a video game character lifted from characters in better movies that didn't have the burden of being licensed video game content, and I just needed to vent my spleen to the only place that caters to people who waste their time talking about what increasingly amount to wastes of time in general, so I scrolled down and here we are.

  • June 4, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    To me video simulators are like starring in the movie

    by Orionsangels

    Yeah I decided to start calling them video simulators. If everyone does. In the long run we can get rid of this old stigma that video simulators are for children. It's the word games. Has long as that word is used. It'll always be associated with kids.

  • June 4, 2008, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    by pr1c3y

    Is probably the closest some of us will get to being in a kick ass movie that is until Mafia II comes out.

  • June 4, 2008, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Didn't Brucie and Billy do this already!?

    by FILMFUNK

    I gave up on the game when the mechanics made it a total chore to play. It was basically Heat with the Deniro/Neil character teaming with the Nutty long haired phsycho killer guy doing machine-gun robberies.<P>GTA4 pisses on it!

  • June 4, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    The problem with Game to Movie is simple

    by Lost Jarv

    Ego. The problem being, that the fucking idiots that are doing the adpataion do not respect their source material. If they did they wouldn't rape them as badly as they do. I can do this with most of them but I'll use Resident Evil. <P>The basic plot of Resident Evil the game is fucking simple. Elite SWAT team pitch up at mansion in the middle of nowhere. Turns out it is infested by Zombies, one of the team may/ may not know something. Eventually all is revealed and it is some lab for a shadowy corporation developing a very bad virus. <p>And what did that dick Anderson give us in his wisdom: Fucking Amnesia. In his attempt to reinvent the wheel he managed to ignore the "Survival Horror" of the game in favour of some neutered PG-13 crap. Despicable.

  • June 4, 2008, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Jarv

    by VXXXJesterXXXV

    Resident Evil was actually rated R, so the PG-13 crap part of your arguement doesn't work. Of course the rest of it does and it only got worse in the sequels. As for Kane and Lynch, the game had potential but was not executed on. The gameplay was kind of wonky and the AI was crap. That said the story wasn't to bad and could make a decent movie. Then again it sounds like they are adandoning the story from the game in favor of what ever they can make up.

  • June 4, 2008, 6:40 a.m. CST

    The problem with video game movies.

    by Knuckleduster

    The fuckin directors! Get a real director for a change. Not some FX guy or some stunt coordinator, for fucks sake. <p> The other thing is that games don't really have stories. They have plots, but they don't develop story and character the way that a book or movie does. I'm not badmouthing games. It's just that the medium itself doesn't really allow space for story and character the way that other mediums do. If it did, you'd probably end up with a boring game. Games are action-based first and foremost.

  • June 4, 2008, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Kane & Lynch

    by Ckuouka

    I downloaded the demo for it and it just fucking blew. I have no interest in this at all. if i remember correctly, kane would actually be the one of the right.

  • June 4, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    was it?

    by Lost Jarv

    Fuck me. It was 15 here, which is pretty gelded as a rule. <P>And didn't Christophe Gans direct Silent Hill- He's certainly a "real" director- which might explain why it is easily the best adaptation so far.

  • June 4, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    ohhhh i see now

    by Bouncy X

    i WAS going to say considering all the bad reviews and bad word of mouth this thing got, why the hell are they making a movie but then i saw someone up there mention that it sold well so there's my answer.

  • June 4, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Good morning Jarv

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and other warciples.<p> I never heard of this game before. Granted, video games haven't been on my radar since maybe Tekken and Punch-Out in 1992.

  • June 4, 2008, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Didn't this get like the best scores ever?

    by Damien Chowder

    So hopefully it gets the same acclaim.

  • June 4, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    PC Gamer also gave it a bad review

    by Freakemovie

    ...and specifically singled out the story. If I recall they said it was well executed but both main characters - even the one you were supposed to like - were completely unlikable. (They said the game played crappy too, but I guess that doesn't matter for a movie.)

  • June 4, 2008, 10:52 a.m. CST

    So tired of video games as movies

    by Jabroni

    move along, move along

  • June 4, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Once more 'cause 3 is comedy gold

    by Marvinatmiddleage

    So it's a movie about three hookers and their mom?

  • June 4, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Well THIS VideoGame/Movie does look shit. So fire away

    by G100

    You'll get no argument from me about this particular one. And the only plausable reason I can see for Brucie signing on is a promise of a great deal of cash somewhere along the way.<p> <p>Because the K&L VideoGame had a curious "strategy" in that there was a shameless amount of cash spent on a massive advertisement blitz, Hype and just buying good reviews from compliant game journalists. Problem was the actual product i.e. the K&L VideoGame REALLY wasn't worth a fraction of said Hype and was, to put it mildly, a bit on the poor side.<p> <p>Hence Mad Hype and Huge names being associated with this film already are frankly no big surprise if any of the same dirtbag goons are involved. So I'd watch out for plants and suspiciously "Glowing" reviews if they go the same route as K&L Game because despite the games manifest inadequacies it sold plenty due to the strategy & frenzied hype surrounding it.<p> <p>So by all means save Bruce from this pile of fetid fecal matter, but be warned it's no guarantee he'll find his form in any other Movie anytime soon.<p> <p>Oh and why am I wasting MY time ? I simply tire of the same trite stereotypes and kneejerk sweeping generalisations being trotted out for VideoGames and anyone or anything associated with them.

  • June 4, 2008, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Isn't that 'The Undertaker' from WWE?

    by Darth Macchio

    Maybe it's just me.<p>Will this "mutha(GUNSHOT)-er" be rated R or PG-13? Hell...let's go with a new rating...G-10!!! (G-10 means general admission for anyone over 10 years of age, think PG-13 only without any sexual references, the word "Fuck" not mentioned even once, and violence in a comedic manner to de-emphasize the aspect of death and dismemberment) so we can narrow the Tween market and get some serious fucking coin out of this shizzola!!!

  • The game was a pretty standard third person shooter, and forgettable at best. I do recall that Kane's wife and child were held hostage, to force the character to achieve missions. But a stolen microchip? Does this take place in 1984?<p>And as much as I despise TV show adaptations (besides The Untouchables, have there been any good ones recently?), why not just develop the old Robert Wagner series "It Takes A Thief"? I thought Will Smith's production company had it. It could be a slick, classy, heck maybe even witty, cat burglar-type story.

  • June 4, 2008, 2:55 p.m. CST

    but who will play Jeff Gerstmann?

    by Curious_Jorge

    for that infamous scene where Kane & Lynch try to assassinate Gerstmann's career.

  • June 4, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Wasn't this game shit?

    by PirateEmery

    Where the fuck is Halo?

  • June 4, 2008, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Video games ALWAYS make the best movies.

    by thedarklinglord

    Seriously. When has this idea ever failed? Except with Super Mario Bros. And Street Fighter. And Mortal Kombat. And Resident Evil. And Doom. And Hitman. (I'd mention everything Uwe Boll has been a part of, but those projects were screwed more by the director than the fact that they were based on video games.) Wow. Holy fuck! Maybe video games DON'T make great movies! Oh, well. I'm sure the studio will keep it a kid-friendly PG-13.

  • June 4, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Headline : Bruce Willis New Cinematic Dung

    by brakula

    His next project? An animated .gif of his character in Moonlighting : The Videogame Based On The Hit Movie Based on The Hit Series.

  • June 4, 2008, 5:42 p.m. CST

    skimn RE:It Takes A Thief

    by j2talk

    i thoguth Irsh dreamtime had the rights to do It take a Thief with Brosnan.....

  • June 4, 2008, 5:45 p.m. CST

    skimn RE:It Takes A Thief

    by j2talk

    edit.... I though that Irish Dreamtime had the rights to "It takes a Thief" and were going to do it with Brosnan.....after the sequel to Thomas Crown

  • June 4, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Am I The Only Person Who Enjoyed This?

    by pr1c3y

    I thought it was over all a good crime game even though it wasn't executed perfectly the ps3 needed it.