Guy Ritchie in for comic-book adaptation Sgt Rock?

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Director Guy Ritchie looks set to resurrect his plans to make comic book adaptation Sgt Rock .

Created by DC Comics in 1959, Sgt Rock is a World War II officer whose handiwork with a submachine gun is unmatchable, and who possesses nearly superhuman strength and endurance.

Ritchie was attached to direct a Rock movie a few years back, but was eventually replaced by Water For Elephants director Francis Lawrence.

Now Warner Bros are keen to hand the project back to Ritchie. He's currently overseeing the latest draft of the film, which apparently sees Sgt Rock going up against his traditional foes - Nazis.

Rock isn’t the only comic Ritchie’s been linked to, though. He was planning to make a movie based on the popular DC character Lobo before Holmes 2 snatched him up.

It seems the director’s keen to get in on the comic book movie action, and of the two, Sgt Rock seems more suited to his filmmaking style.

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