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sgtrockGuy Ritchie has been busy with directing the “Sherlock Holmes” sequel, "A Game of Shadows,” but he might already have his next project on his plate... and it's a blast from the past on more than one level.

According to Twitch Film, Ritchie is once again being courted by Warner Brothers for a film version of “Sgt. Rock.” We say "once again" because Ritchie was previously attached to the project before "I Am Legend" director Francis Lawrence replaced him.


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With Zack Snyder pinned down by his obligations to a reboot of the "Superman" movie franchise, fans are rightly starting to lose hope in ever seeing the director's planned adaptation of Frank Miller's "300" follow-up, "Xerxes." You still might get to see "Xerxes" in film however, as another geek-friendly auteur may be easing into the director's chair.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Warner Bros. has told EW that the report indicating that Guy Ritchie has been offered the "Xerxes" director's chair is "an erroneous rumor."

Warner Bros. has reportedly offered the gig to "Sherlock Holmes" director Guy Ritchie, according to Vulture. There's no official indication of why the studio is making the switch, though one theory suggests that Warner Bros. wants to keep Snyder's entire focus on the Man of Steel.

Anonymous "insiders" tell Vulture that the in-development reboot suffers from some major third-act woes. Add to that the fact that the studio loses the rights to Superman if a production isn't in front of cameras by 2013, and the scenario certainly seems feasible. Read More...

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LoboGuy Ritchie is leaving the main man for another man by pursuing a "Sherlock Holmes" sequel instead of his planned "Lobo" adaptation.

According to Hero Complex, Ritchie has cleared his schedule to start preparing work on "Sherlock Holmes 2" for Warner Bros., meaning that his attachment to "Lobo" is no longer a certainty.

"I don't think he's going to do ['Lobo']," said Joel Silver, who is a producer on both "Lobo" and "Holmes." "The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another 'Sherlock Holmes.' So I think we're going to be doing that." Read More...

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DESCRumor has it that director Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" was based on an original comic book concept. But even if that's not entirely true, there is absolutely no question that the latest "Holmes" adventure has plenty in common with the paneled page.

Between the film's director and the four principle actors in the movie, "Sherlock Holmes" has more than a few connections to comic book cinema. Read on for our rundown of some of the links between the cast and crew of "Sherlock Holmes" and the comic book community.


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Back in September, it was announced that the secret comic book movie project that "Sherlock Holmes" director Guy Ritchie has been circling was not in fact, "Sgt. Rock," as many had suspected. Instead of directing a film about an American war hero, Ritchie would get behind the camera for "Lobo" — a movie based on the adventures of DC's violent, white-skinned alien bounty hunter.

However, the reports of Ritchie's attachment to the project could be a bit premature, as he told MTV News during the recent "Sherlock Holmes" junket in London.

"Is it a matter of fact that I'm doing it?" Ritchie asked when told of reports framing his participation in "Lobo" as a done deal. "I don't think it's a matter of fact. In fact, I can tell you it's not a matter of fact." Read More...

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LoboNot to be outdone by Disney's acquisition of Marvel Entertainment, DC Comics and Warner Bros. are rolling out some major announcements of their own this week—the latest involving the cigar-chomping, head-stomping antihero, Lobo.

According to Variety, a "Lobo" movie is officially on the way with "Sherlock Holmes" helmer Guy Ritchie attached as director.

The film, said to be "strong on visual effects," depicts Lobo as "a seven-foot tall, blue-skinned, indestructible and heavily muscled anti-hero who drives a pimped out motorcycle, and lands on Earth in search of four fugitives who are bent on wreaking havoc. Lobo teams with a small town teenaged girl to stop the creatures." Read More...

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Guy Ritchie"Sherlock Holmes" director Guy Ritchie has been dabbling in that weird space between the comics and movie worlds for quite some time now. His original creation for now-defunct publisher Virgin Comics, an action series titled "Gamekeeper," has been stuck somewhere in the adaptation phase since the publisher folded, while the filmmaker's name has long been attached to a potential big-screen feature based on DC Comics war hero "Sgt. Rock."

When we caught up with Ritchie recently, the English writer/director of "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" got us up to speed on where both of those projects stand—and why his first foray in the comic book movie world could come from an entirely different direction. Read More...

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'Sgt. Rock'While Guy Ritchie's plans for a live-action "Sgt. Rock" movie have been sidelined by his work on the in-production "Sherlock Holmes" (which happens to star "Iron Man" Robert Downey Jr.), that doesn't mean DC's best-known war hero isn't on his mind.

"I think people are slightly intimidated by the size of the budget," Ritchie told MTV, "but I think we have a good script."

Reiterating the opinion he shared with MTV back in September, Ritchie said he'd "very much like to do 'Sgt. Rock'" -- and even said he had a particular actor in mind for the lead role. Read More...

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'Sgt. Rock'While on the London set of Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes," producers Joel Silver and Susan Downey provided an update of sorts to a few other comics-themed projects currently on their plate -- namely "Sgt. Rock" and "The Losers" -- and offered up an explanation as to why we haven't seen much forward movement with them.

Silver told SuperHeroHype that the progress of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" had basically back-burnered Ritchie's plans for a "Sgt. Rock" movie, since both films would share an edgy, WWII-themed story.

"It made sense to kind of jump off 'Sgt. Rock' and jump onto 'Sherlock Holmes,' because it was something that was really different and unique," said Silver "'Inglourious Basterds' is a war movie and I'm looking forward to seeing it, but it's something that was a direct competition to 'Sgt. Rock' so I felt that we should hold off and do that when we can." Read More...

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Sgt. RockDespite all the news about his upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" project starring Robert Downey, Jr. tearing up the internet, Guy Ritchie refuses to rest on his laurels. In an interview with MTV News, Ritchie spoke about another project that he's still dying to take a shot at -- an adaptation starring DC Comics' flagship war hero, Sgt. Rock.

While Ritchie on "Rock" has been a rumor for some time now, the "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" director was quick to point out that he's still planning on making the film, it's just gotten bumped down his schedule for other projects -- namely, "Sherlock Holmes." Read More...

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