Warner Bros. Getting Guy Ritchie to Take on 'Sgt. Rock' Movie Again?
Over three years ago Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie was linked to an adaptation of the DC Comics property Sgt. Rock, a comic book about a hardcore infantry officer fighting in World War II. However, last we heard about the long gestating adaptation from 2009 was that I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence was taking over the project, but would take the character into the future in order to avoid feeling dated and out of touch with contemporary issues. Well, now Twitch has learned Warner Bros. wants Ritchie back on the project and hopes set it up as his next feature after finishing up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
And the good news is Ritchie is apparently already supervising a new draft of the screenplay which will actually retain the original setting and has Sgt. Rock facing off against German troops back in WWII. Years ago, relatively inexperienced writer John Cox was behind the script which was said to have our hero focus on Rock after he's seen considerable combat and bloodshed, rather than starting with origin story like most comic book films nowadays. It's not clear whether his script is still being used in any capacity, or if an entirely new script has been written. Either way, this is good news for fans of Sgt. Rock and those who have wanted to see Ritchie take on a comic book film for awhile.