Now that it's obvious British filmmaker Guy Ritchie can't keep remaking Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrelsforever, and it is clear he can't do anything else (or, at least, not remakes of Italian films, anyway), what is the poor Mr. Madonna to do? Well, he could probably live off his wife, for one. Or, he can make a documentary about his favorite pop religion, Kabbalah. Last weekend he was at a service at the New York Kabbalah Centre telling people of his plans for this doc, which will include the parallels between Kabbalah and Freemasonry, which were written about in the 1871 book Morals and Dogma, by Albert Pike.
As far as paying tribute to one's religious roots goes, Ritchie should take note of John Travolta's travesty, Battlefield Earth. Sure, that movie wasn't about Scientology, but it didn't help the public perception of L. Ron Hubbard, or the religion he founded. You might argue that Mel Gibson did more than okay with his religious pet project, The Passion of the Christ, but then Christianity has a much greater following than Kabbalah. I just don't have much faith in Ritchie's documentarian skills to think this film will do much good for the Centre. Though it shouldn't be any worse than Britney Spears' bandwagon membership giving Kabbalah embarrassing exposure throughout last year, either.