On tonight’s red carpet for the 2009 Scream Awards, I was able to speak with producers Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter about three of their upcoming projects: “Hitman 2″, “Kane & Lynch” and “Hack/Slash”. According to Askarieh and Alter, they just got the script for “Hitman 2″ and they’re turning it into the studio next week. When I asked them how it differed from the first film, Askarieh says it’s “far more action packed and it takes place in America.” Alter said, “it’s more of a genre film.” They hope to be in front of the camera in early spring or summer of next year.
Regarding “Kane & Lynch”, they said they’re filming in Louisiana in the spring and Bruce Willis is playing Kane. When I asked who would be playing Lynch, they said we’d find out soon, but then Askarieh told me he’s a British actor. I would assume we’re going to hear who he is any day. Finally, when we talked about “Hack/Slash”, Alter confirmed Fredrick Bond is the director and said it’s going to start early next year. No casting yet but Alter says we’re going to hear something pretty soon. Watch the full interview after the jump:
Before watching the interview…know I didn’t have a camera person helping me tonight. Please forgive the bad framing. Also, for some reason this interview had some audio issues. That’s why I tried to summarize everything they said.
Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter
- Hitman 2 – they say they just got the script and they’re turning it into the studio next week. I ask how does it differ from the first movie. Adrian Askarieh says it’s “far more action packed and it takes place in America.” Daniel Alter says “it’s more of a genre film”. Adrian Askarieh says they hope to be in front of the cameras in early spring or summer. Kyle Ward wrote the script
- Kane & Lynch update – they film in the spring. Bruce Willis is Kane and a British actor is Lynch but they wouldn’t tell me who he is
- Hack/Slash update – Fredrick Bond is the director and it’s going to start early next year. No casting yet but Alter says we’re going to hear something pretty soon