Guy Ritchie Builds Static
Guy Ritchie has signed on to rewrite and direct the gangster odyssey Static for Columbia Pictures, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Neal Moritz is producing the Brad Gann-penned film through his Sony-based Original Film shingle. Helmers Stephen Kay (Get Carter) and Chris Robinson (ATL) have previously been attached to direct.
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.
Ritchie also wrote and directed Snatch and Swept Away for the studio. Ritchie, who also directed the critically acclaimed indie Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, most recently helmed Revolver.Source: www.comingsoon.net