Date: 1st October 2000
SNATCH director GUY RITCHIE looks set to swap gangsters for soldiers in his new film, about the battle for the Falkland Islands.
The LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS director is currently reading a film script about one soldier's memories of the battle for Goose Green with a view to turning it into a blockbuster.
Author STEVE DEVEREAUX, who was a military expert who worked on the set of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, says, "While I was there I met several famous actors and they were fascinated by my story about Goose Green. "The actor TOM SIZEMORE invited me to his home in Hollywood to write the script. One day PIERCE BROSNAN called me having read my first book TERMINAL VELOCITY and spoke for about 30 minutes, pressing me to write a film script about the battle. "When I was told Guy Ritchie had requested a copy of the script I was really excited. I know VINNIE JONES has already read it and there is a corporal in the script who he could take off perfectly."
A member of staff at SKA films London, Ritchie's normal base says, "Contact has been made and the script will be considered by Guy."