Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx may be onboard for Nu Image/Millennium and Lionsgate’s “Kane and Lynch” movie, but the film, which was looking for a director a few months ago and seemed to have found a winner with Frenchman Patrick Alessandrin of “District 13: Ultimatum,” now has an open chair available once again and an October start date for production has reportedly been delayed.
The “Kane and Lynch” “director has not been chosen,” and the “start date is TBD,” a Millenium spokeswoman told the Los Angeles Times. The studio’s statement came following a report that production wouldn’t begin until the first quarter of 2011 under the best of circumstances.
“Hancock” stunt coordinator Simon Crane had be tagged to helm the project at one point, and both “Law Abiding Citizen” director F. Gary Gray and Wayne Kramer, who oversaw the Harrison Ford flick “Crossing Over,” had previously been mentioned as candidates and may be contenders once again along with Antoine Fuqua of “Training Day” and “King Arthur,” according to the report.
A lot of people who saw “Gamer” may disagree with me on this one, but Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, who wrote and directed “Crank” and “Crank: High Voltage” would be at the top of my list for this film. Yes, they also wrote the screenplay for “Jonah Hex,” but the “Kane and Lynch” material might put them back in their element and play a little more to their strengths.
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