Guy Ritchie is one of those few directors that guarantees something original and something great (almost) every time. I say almost strictly because of Madonna.
After beginning his career with Lock, Stock and Snatch -- both great films by the way -- Madonna had to swoop in and help him get involved with Swept Away. Just by the title Ritchie should have known that the film did not fit his style.
Fortunately for us, Guy Ritchie has learned his lesson by returning to the genre that made him; first with Revolver and now with Static.
Guy Ritchie to Direct Static
According to THR, Columbia Pictures has picked up Guy Ritchie to rewrite the script for and direct Static.
Guy Ritchie is the third person that has been attached to direct Static since 2001. Columbia Pictures bought the script off Brad Gann and, at one time or other, had Stephen Kay () and Chris Robinson ready to sit their butt in the director's chair.
The story centers on a wrongly imprisoned gangster who, with the help of his loyal posse, must make his way across town through crooked cops and rival gangs in order to testify against the dirty cops who put him away. Ritchie is rewriting with Martin Askew.
The project reteams Ritchie with Columbia, where the director once was attached to helm Six Shooters. He also wrote and directed Snatch and Swept Away for the studio.