Geeks of Doom links to an interview with Hollywood producer Adrian Askarieh, who talks about some of his upcoming flicks, including Hitman 2, Just Cause, and Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. The best thing about the interview is the confirmation that Kane & Lynch will be starring none other than Bruce Willis as Kane, the sane one in the duo. The film is to be directed by Simon Crane, typically known for second-unit and assistant directing (he was second-unit director on Quantum of Solace), and will start production in March of 2010.
While Kane & Lynch certainly isn’t the best game ever, it actually is a lot of fun. Imagine someone watched all of Michael Bay’s and Michael Mann’s films in one sitting, and decided to make a game out of every action scene in each. You get a very elaborate bank robbery sequence, very reminiscent of Heat, and one of my favorite levels is a club shootout, similar to Collateral. Here’s the official synopsis:
After the tragic death of his son, Kane leaves his family and becomes a member of The 7 – an elite mercenary group. After years of being at the top of their game, a mission in Venezuela goes terribly wrong. Kane escapes with the loot as the only survivor, but is caught and sentenced to death.
But not all of The 7 did die. They want the loot back and they want to deliver the punishment due to a traitor – death to him and his family. Kane is busted out of the prison van and offered a deal by The 7. His wife and daughter will be spared if he returns the loot. He will still be killed.
Lynch, a medicated psychopath sentenced to death for the murder of his wife, is busted out of prison with Kane to be his watchdog and make sure he fulfils the deal.
Kane – an experienced mercenary with everything to lose, and Lynch – an unpredictable psychopath with everything to gain, are thrown together in an intense, volatile alliance. No means are too harsh as they fight to save Kane’s family and take revenge on The 7, hating each other every step of the way.