British filmmaker Guy Ritchie will tackle the upcoming WWII film Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare for Paramount. The film is an adaptation of Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe On Fire and Birth Modern Black Ops, by Damien Lewis, reported Deadline.
The book tells the true story of the top-secret “Butcher-and-Bolt” Black Ops units that former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill had tasked with stopping the unstoppable German war machine.
Paramount bought the rights to the book in 2015 and authors such as Arash Amel, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson are developing designs.
Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman will produce the project through Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Ivan Atkinson will serve as executive producer.
Ritchie’s directorial credits include films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, RocknRolla, and two Sherlock Holmes films starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
Most recently, he directed The Gentlemen with Matthew McConaughey and Charlie Hunnam and is currently meeting with Jason Statham for his next.