The feature film adaptation of the popular video game Kane & Lynch has hit a brick wall. According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, up and coming French director Patrick Alessandrin is no longer attached to helm the film. There’s no word on who will replace him but several candidates have been named. We wonder how stars Bruce Willis and Jamie Foxx feel about this?

Since this story originally ran, several updates have been made. A spokesperson from the film’s studio confirmed that “the director has not been chosen” and that a “start date is TBD.” Interesting. So far we’re hearing that some of the front runners for the gig include F. Gary Gray, Wayne Kramer, and Antoine Fuqua. Which one of them have a greater chance of landing the job, who knows?

What we do know for sure is that the production will be pushed back from its original October start date. At this point they’re hoping to begin shooting by early 2011 at the latest.

In the video game version of Kane & Lynch, the story follows a death row inmate (Kane) who, along with a schizophrenic killer named Lynch, is sprung by Kane’s former team so 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. Willis will play Kane and Foxx will star as Lynch.

Who do you think should direct Kane & Lynch?