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Guy Ritchie's Directing His Own GameKeeper

Published July 26, 2007 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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I always ask this, but whatever happened to Revolver? I think of the latest episode of Entourage when I question whether Guy Ritchie has already peaked with Snatch. Though he used to only direct films that were his vision, he has since picked up Rocknrolla -- which is at least his type of genre -- and now The Gamekeeper for Warner Bros. Don't get me wrong, I still love Ritchie's work, I'd just like to see something from him that is up to par with Lock, Stock.

Guy Ritchie to Direct The Gamekeeper

Guy Ritchie will direct and Joel Silver will produce The Gamekeeper, an adaptation of the Virgin Comic series. Never heard of Virgin Comics? Well, I'm not exactly surprised, considering this will be their first property to be developed into a feature.

The Gamekeeper revolves around the reclusive caretaker of a Scottish estate with infinite knowledge of the behaviors of all animal species. When the alleged killer of his son surfaces, the caretaker finds that Europe's urban jungle is not so unlike that of the natural landscape to which he's accustomed.

Though some would think Ritchie is selling out, know that The Gamekeeper is a concept that was created by Ritchie, while writing duties have fallen on scribe Andy Diggle.

"After reading Guy's comics, we knew instantly that the action-packed story and complex characters would resonate with film audiences," said Warner Bros. production prexy Jeff Robinov.

It will be nice to have Joel Silver onboard, who has had a pretty nice success rate of adapting graphic novels.

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