And Yet Another Director Is Off The Kane & Lynch Movie

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The big screen version of crime series Kane & Lynch keeps losing director after director. According to the Los Angeles Times, the flick has — you guessed it — lost its latest director.

According to sources close to the project, Patrick Alessandrin of District 13: Ultimatum fame was going to helm the project, but has left the picture. The film was supposed to go into production this October, but the start day has been pushed back as producers scramble for a director.

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Wayne Krammer (Running Scared) and F. Gary Gray (The Italian Job) were previously mentioned as possible directors and are now back in the running for the director's chair.

The L.A. Times reports that Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) is also in talks to helm the picture.

Kane & Lynch doesn't look like it will start filming until first quarter 2011 at the earliest. The movie's production company tells the Los Angeles Times that "the director has not been chosen" and that a "start date is TBD".

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Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx are attached to star in the film.

'Kane & Lynch' struggles to break out of jail [LA Times via Latino Review]

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DISCUSSION

Kane and Lynch is such a hot IP. Why? Well, see, because although this proves beyond a doubt that there is no kind, loving God, or any sane deity at all, the universe does have a certain malevolent perversity that is aimed squarely at humankind. The universe likes to fuck with us, that is.

So we get a bastardized adaptation of a terrible and blandly psychotic series of video games. The games are themselves the unoriginal culminations of a century's worth of media tropes and stereotypes of career criminals, many of which have featured time and again in films.

But that isn't enough to satisfy the gibbering, unthinking beast guiding the universe, no; it demands that these tropes be repackaged again for film. It is the utter death of originality and thought, this abortion of a film, even though it yet be unmade. It heralds the end of beauty, ushering in a final era of film consisting entirely of the film industry's gorging on its own regurgitations of its regurgitations. The serpent eats its own tail and soon all shall be oblivion.

Then again, if they keep firing directors maybe the folks involved will find more worthy projects to pursue and we can forget the whole Kane and Lynch movie idea. That would be nice.