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Guy Ritchie
« on: July 08, 2006, 01:18:17 PM »
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Guy Ritchie is making a film about Kabbalah.  
Source: bangshowbiz.biz

The 'Snatch' director, married to Madonna who is a devout follower of the mystical Jewish faith, revealed his plans for a documentary about the 'religion' at a service held at the New York Kabbalah Centre last Saturday (02.07.06).

Ritchie says the movie references Albert Pike's 1871 book 'Morals and Dogma', which draws parallels between Kabbalah and Freemasonry.

Madonna showed her commitment to the religion by taking in two services over the weekend, despite allegedly arriving half-an-hour late to Saturday's meeting.

The couple then spent American Independence Day (04.07.06) watching Macy's firework extravaganza at the New York Water Club.

But it wasn't all fun and games for Madonna's children, Lourdes and Rocco. It is claimed the first thing the 'Holiday' singer did as she took her place was remove a bowl of candy from the table.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2006, 01:41:50 PM »
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The 'Snatch' director, married to Madonna

Reason alone he doesn't deserve his own thread.

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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2006, 03:01:19 AM »
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that's crazy.  madonna is so hot.  have you seen her recent "gritty" music videos?  she's so hot.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2006, 01:33:28 PM »
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that's crazy.  madonna is so hot.  have you seen her recent "gritty" music videos?  she's so hot.

she's ridiculous and annoying and she used to be hot.

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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2006, 01:45:54 PM »
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i too can't stand madonna.

 I think she's an opportunist more than a talent. But, you know, she's a very good opportunist. -johnny rotten
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2006, 04:34:57 AM »
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that's funny, 'cause I really really really wanna dip her.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 05:58:02 AM »
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2006, 12:59:54 AM »
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Ritchie clings to 'Static' for Col, Original
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Guy Ritchie has signed on to rewrite and direct the gangster odyssey "Static" for Columbia Pictures.

Neal Moritz is producing the Brad Gann-penned film through his Sony-based Original Film shingle. The studio bought Gann's spec script in 2001 for $400,000 against $700,000, beating several rival studios for the gang-themed film. In the ensuing years, helmers Stephen Kay ("Get Carter") and Chris Robinson ("ATL") have 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.

Sony's Matt Tolmach and Rachel O'Connor are shepherding the project for the studio, while Tania Landau is overseeing for Original.

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. Ritchie, who also directed the critically acclaimed indie "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," most recently helmed the Las Vegas-set crime caper "Revolver."
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2006, 02:14:12 PM »
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New Details On Guy Ritchie's Comic Book
Source: Cinematical

Virgin Comics is relatively new to the comic book game. The brainchild of Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), they have a unique vision of bringing comic books with Asian myths and mystical folklore to a growing Indian youth market -- and with the typical Branson flair for business, these comics are custom made with adaptations into other mediums (film, TV, etc.) in mind. The Director's Cut series is one of Virgin's new ideas to get movie directors to create comic books; one of their first will be the John Woo series 7 Brothers, and now Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is next on board.

There was an announcement on comic book writer Andy Diggle's blog that he will be writing Ritchie's 10-part series The Gamekeeper for Virgin. Diggle is based in the UK and has written for Batman Confidential and Green Arrow. The series, conceived by Ritchie, is about a nature-loving killer. Sounds fun, I wonder if it will be chock full of Kabballah and Cockney thugs? There aren't many publishing details yet, but considering that Ritchie will not be writing or storyboarding the illustrations, you have to wonder why they even bothered calling it a Guy Ritchie comic in the first place. I guess they'll give him a call when they do the movie version.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2007, 11:55:25 AM »
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Ritchie lined up for ABC 'Suspects'
Source: Variety

Guy Ritchie is venturing into television with "Suspects," a drama pilot for ABC that he will direct and executive produce.

Meanwhile, Fox has handed out a pilot order to cop drama "The Apostles."

"Suspects," from Sony Pictures TV and studio-based 25 C Prods., is a procedural crime drama that tells the story of each suspect in a recently committed crime until the truth about which one of them committed the crime is revealed.

Ed Zuckerman (the CW Network's "Runaway") penned the pilot and is executive producing with Ritchie and 25 C's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.

Ritchie is best known for writing and directing "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch."

"The Apostles," from 20th Century Fox TV, follows a group of cops whose pressure on the job often bleeds into their off-duty lives.

Chuck Pratt is the writer/executive producer.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2007, 01:09:47 AM »
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Ritchie will rock caper pic
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Guy Ritchie is returning to the genre in which he made his name, coming aboard to helm a caper movie titled "RocknRolla." It is being produced by Joel Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment.

"RocknRolla," which Ritchie wrote, is in the same vein as the filmmaker's "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch" movies: ensemble British gangsters flicks.

The movie would be modestly budgeted and be made under Silver's Dark Castle label, which finances genre-oriented pictures that will be released by Warner Bros. Pictures. "RocknRolla" would be the second Dark Castle pic, following "Whiteout," which is shooting with Kate Beckinsale starring.

Casting for "RocknRolla" is under way, with the filmmakers eyeing a summer shoot.

Silver and Ritchie are producing the movie, as are Steve Clark Hall and Susan Downey. Dark Castle's Steve Richards and Navid McIlhargey are exec producing. Lauren Meek is associate producing.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2007, 01:52:56 AM »
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I dont know if I hate this guy more than Tarantino, but I fucking hate him. I also hate Madonna now.

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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2007, 03:19:51 PM »
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Cast set for Ritchie's 'RocknRolla'
Butler, Ludacris join Dark Castle crime tale
Source: Variety
 
Dark Castle Entertainment has set Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Idris Elba to star in “RocknRolla,” the crime tale that Guy Ritchie wrote and is directing.
 
Production began June 19 in London. Joel Silver is producing with Ritchie, Steve Clark-Hall and Susan Downey. Warner Bros. will distribute.

A Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London's criminal underworld.

The film will have a budget under $20 million and be done in the fast-paced, low-budget style of Ritchie’s early films “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels,” and “Snatch.”

Steve Richards and Navid McIlhargey will exec produce and Lauren Meek will be associate producer.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2007, 11:44:12 PM »
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Guy Ritchie to direct 'Gamekeeper'
Silver to produce pic for Warner Bros.
Source: Variety

Guy Ritchie plans to direct a film version of his Virgin Comics series "The Gamekeeper" at Warner Bros., with Joel Silver set to produce.

Deal marks the first original Virgin Comics property to move into development as a feature.

Project 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.

Concept was created by Ritchie, but Andy Diggle handles the writing duties.

"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.

"Gamekeeper" is part of Virgin's Director's Cut comic line, which also includes original titles from John Woo, Terry Gilliam, Shekhar Kapur, Jonathan Mostow, Ed Burns and Nicolas Cage.

Silver's Silver Pictures will produce the pic, with Sharad Devarajan and Gotham Chopra of Virgin Comics exec producing.

Ritchie is directing "RocknRolla," for which he also wrote the screenplay, for Silver's Dark Castle Entertainment. Pic will be distribbed by Warner Bros.
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Re: Guy Ritchie
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 01:39:26 PM »
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Guy Ritchie Plans ‘RocknRolla’ Trilogy With Thandie Newton

After taking five years post-”Snatch” to return to the seedy underbelly of London crime with “Revolver,” director Guy Ritchie is planning a much quicker turnaround after his next film, “RocknRolla.” That’s according to his new lead actress Thandie Newton, who revealed to MTV News that the director is intent on turning his latest drama into a trilogy of films - and on doing it fast.

“‘RocknRolla’ is one of three films and Guy’s keen to get going on that straight away,” Newton enthused. “[The second and third films in the series] are going to be excellent. I can’t wait.

“We shot incredibly quickly [on the first]. There were three weeks pre-production,” Newton added of her thoughts on how quickly the crime story could begin shooting. “He just gets on with it. He absolutely does not see challenges as intimidating.”

Also starring Gerard Butler, Jeremy Piven, and Ludacris, “RocknRolla” is a game of “follow the money,” said Newton, as it connects to a variety of disparate and needy characters.

But don’t expect all those characters to return for the sequel, Newton exclaimed. After all, a lot of them don’t make it through the first.

“Well I managed to get away, but a quite a lot of them died,” Newton laughed of her doomed co-stars. “[The sequel] will follow whoever’s left.”

Newton, who plays Stella, a “crooked accountant,” is the first real female lead Ritchie has written (and, no, we’re not counting “Swept Away.”) So Ritchie must have really loved Newton’s presence to invite her back right?

“Actually, I didn’t get a whole lot of feedback because Guy hires you and you get on with it,” she chuckled.
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