British filmmaker Guy Ritchie will tackle the upcoming World War II movie Ministry of Uncontrolled Warfare for Paramount. As reported by Deadline by Deadline, the film is a adaptation of Unintentional War: Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Modern Black Ops.
The book tells the true story of the top-secret ‘butcher-and-bolt’ black ops units tasked by former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to stop the invincible German war machine.
Paramount bought the rights to the book in 2015 and authors such as Arash Amel, Paul Tamasi and Eric Johnson developed drafts.
Jerry Brookheimer and Chad Oman will produce the project through Jerry Brookheimer Films. Evan Atkinson will serve as executive producer.
Richie’s directorial credits include films such as “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, Snatch, Rocknarola and Two Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.
He most recently directed The Gentleman alongside Matthew McConaghy and Charlie Hannum and is currently reuniting with Jason Statham for his next.