Gerard Butler has a bit of history in videogame movies, having appeared Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, as well as the game-themed Gamer. Now he is in talks to play Kane in the long-gestating video game adaptation Kane & Lynch, according to THR.
The backers have apparently also made an offer to Vin Diesel for the Lynch role, but it isn’t known how likely he is to accept.
The movie first went into development in 2007, when Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx were attached to play the title characters. The last we heard about it was in September 2010, when French director Patrick Alessandrin (District 13 Ultimatum) left the movie.
Skip Woods (Ten) and Kyle Ward (Machete Kills) wrote the screenplay, which is based on the Eidos Interactive title. The game follows two death row inmates who are sprung from prison to retrieve a stolen fortune.