The troubled film adaptation of Kane & Lynch has suffered another setback, with director Simon Crane pulling out of the project at the last minute. Again. Crane was the first director attached to the project, announced last May, before quitting, citing “differences” with the production company. He was brought back on board late last year, but has now left again.
The film, which is confirmed to star Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx in the title roles, was set to be Crane’s directorial debut – but, alas, he’s decided to launch his film-making career with a new Jason Statham flick, Echelon.
Crane is best known as a stunt coordinator, having worked on Salt, Titanic and a number of James Bond films.
Kane & Lynch hasn’t been having too much luck when it comes to directors – Crane wasn’t the first name to be attached – and then detached – from the film, joining other big names such as F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen, The Italian Job), Patrick Alessandrin (District 13: Ultimatum), Antoine Fuqua (Tears of the Sun) and Wayne Kramer (Running Scared). It’s believed that these previous contenders may now be “back in the mix”, but as we’ve been hearing back-and-forth discussions since May, we’re not going to hold our breath.
Source: [surl=http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/04/simon-crane-action-stunts-angelina-jolie-salt-high-wire.html]LA Times[/surl]