July 26, 2006 09:01:48 GMT
Guy Ritchie will direct Columbia Pictures' delayed project of "Static."
Once again involved in the making of gangster-themed movie, British filmmaker Guy Ritchie has been tapped to helm a long delayed project of Columbia Pictures, "Static." Being developed since 2001, the picture previously has been entrusted to Stephen Kay then Chris Robinson to direct with Brad Gann working on the scripts, but sadly got stalled afterwards before being offered to Ritchie.
While either cast or release date has not yet been revealed, it has been reported that the story will focus on a wrongly imprisoned gangster who has to make his way through crooked cops plus rival gangs with the help of his loyal posse to testify against the dirty cops who put him away.
Also re-writes the script with Martin Askew in this picture, Ritchie has been widely-known for his acclaimed indie work in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" back in 1998 and "Snatch" (2000) which featured superb ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, as well as Benicio Del Toro.