LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – F. Gary Gray is in talks to direct “Kane and Lynch,” a video game adaptation starring Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx.
The game follows Kane (Willis), a death row inmate who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch (Foxx), is sprung by Kane’s former team so that he can retrieve a stolen fortune. Kane travels to Los Angeles, Japan and Cuba, with Lynch acting as the team’s watchdog in order to save his wife and daughter.
Stunt coordinator Simon Crane was attached to direct the Nu Image/Millennium project, but he left last month due to creative differences. Wayne Kramer (“The Cooler”), Roger Donaldson (“The Bank Job”) and Gray landed on the shortlist, with Gray rising to the top.
Gray was most recently in theaters with the violent thriller “Law Abiding Citizen,” starring Foxx and Gerard Butler. His other credits include “The Italian Job” “The Negotiator” and “Set It Off.”