While he already has several projects to come, Guy Ritchie continues to fill his schedule. The director will soon sign “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare”, a film about a special unit of soldiers created during World War II.
A new genre for Guy Ritchie
During his career, Guy Ritchie has already tackled many genres. The filmmaker first started his career with gangster films, for which he is best known today. But he has since diversified his register by attacking other genres. In recent years, we have seen him sign a spy film with Very special agents: UNCLE code, a feature film that focused on the myth of the Arthurian legend with King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur or a new version of the famous tale Aladdin.
And it will soon be looking at a new genre. Deadline teaches us today that British filmmaker to direct WWII film for the first time. Ritchie chose Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare for its entry into the genre. The film will be adapted from the novel The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare : How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops, written by Damien Lewis and published in 2015.
A group of soldiers created by Churchill in the heart of Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare
The action of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare takes place in 1939, when British forces deployed on the European continent were at their worst due to repeated attacks by the Nazis. Wishing to retaliate violently, Winston Churchill then decided to stop respecting the rules of engagement of gentlemen that the belligerent countries said they followed. He therefore created a group of warriors who quickly became the first secret agents to venture behind enemy lines., and of which the British government could deny the existence in the event of capture.
This group was in fact the first unit created for clandestine operations, the ancestor of the SAS. Members who were recruited knew they would likely be killed on mission. They soon became very close, and their work continued throughout the war. The group won important victories against the Nazis, thus breaking all the established rules of war, using deceptions, and even using bows and arrows to beat the enemy. Unity at the center of The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare can recall the soldiers on whom the intrigue ofInglourious Basterds, and we can’t wait to see what the movie will do.
Guy Ritchie, a busy director
We do not yet know when the Paramount, who produced the film, will come out Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. But you will probably have to wait a while before you can find out. The film is only at the beginning of its development, and Guy Ritchie is mostly already busy with other projects.
He is currently shooting a new movie with Jason Statham, the spy thriller Five Eyes. The feature film is expected in 2022 in theaters. Waiting, we can first discover An angry man, another film with (also) Statham. The filming of this one is complete, and we can therefore hope to see it by the end of the year. Ritchie will also take care soon d’adapter The Gentlemen serial. As for Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, We will therefore probably have to wait until at least the second part of 2022, or even later, for its theatrical release.