The publication Deadline announced that director Guy Ritchie will make a film about the Second World War. According to sources of the publication, the famous director will stage the film Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. The film will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Chad Oman.
The film will be based on Damien Lewis’ book, “Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze and Gave Birth to Modern Black Ops,” on which Paramount bought the rights in 2015. Arash Amel wrote the final draft of the script, with Ivan Atkinson serving as executive producer.
The film will tell about the events of 1939, when Churchill decided to fight Hitler in non-standard ways. Great Britain created a special forces group, which began to carry out sabotage behind enemy lines. This was the first British special forces unit. It recruited people who knew that they were likely to die. They carried out many successful operations in violation of the generally accepted rules of war.
Judging by the description, the book seems to be the perfect basis for a Guy Ritchie film: non-standard characters and violent action will definitely be present in the film. The movie’s release date remains unknown.