Guy Ritchie To Direct WWII Black Ops Movie ‘Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare’

Cannot wait for this.

As Guy Ritchie wraps up filming on latest movie ‘Five Guys’ starring Jason Statham, the British filmmaking legend has already signed up for his next project – directing World War II movie ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare’ for Paramount.

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The film is based on Damien Lewis’ book ‘Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops’, and is working with the following concept (via Deadline):

This tale takes place in 1939, when the Brits were being pounded by Germany in mainland Europe, and Winston Churchill wanted to hit back hard. His answer: Stop fighting under accepted gentlemanly rules of engagement and create a group of warriors who became the first “deniable” secret operatives to strike behind enemy lines. They were basically Britain’s first black ops unit. Members were recruited, knowing they were likely to be killed. They became a very tightknit group, and their work spanned WWII. They won important victories against the Nazis, breaking all the accepted rules of warfare in the process and using deception and even the bow and arrow to dispatch the enemy.

Everyone loves a good World War 2 movie, so add the Guy Ritchie touch and some quintessential Britishness and this could very well turn out to be masterpiece.

Yeah OK Guy Ritchie films can be a bit hit and miss, especially recently, but he’s also made some of the most entertaining movies you will ever see – ‘Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Snatch’, ‘Rock N Rolla’ – all excellent films. His most recent effort ‘The Gentleman’ wasn’t quite up to par, but still perfectly watchable.

Let’s watch some classic clips that Ritchie has been responsible for throughout his career:

If Guy Ritchie can apply that sort of magic to a World War II epic and also get a cast of fine British actors involved, this could be one of the best war movies we’ve seen in some time. Cannot wait.

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