Virgin Comics is relatively new to the comic book game. The brainchild of Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur (Elizabeth), they have a unique vision of bringing comic books with Asian myths and mystical folklore to a growing Indian youth market -- and with the typical Branson flair for business, these comics are custom made with adaptations into other mediums (film, TV, etc.) in mind. The Director's Cut series is one of Virgin's new ideas to get movie directors to create comic books; one of their first will be the John Woo series 7 Brothers, and now Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is next on board.

There was an announcement on comic book writer Andy Diggle's blog that he will be writing Ritchie's 10-part series The Gamekeeper for Virgin. Diggle is based in the UK and has written for Batman Confidential and Green Arrow. The series, conceived by Ritchie, is about a nature-loving killer. Sounds fun, I wonder if it will be chock full of Kabballah and Cockney thugs? There aren't many publishing details yet, but considering that Ritchie will not be writing or storyboarding the illustrations, you have to wonder why they even bothered calling it a Guy Ritchie comic in the first place. I guess they'll give him a call when they do the movie version.

[via Film Ick]

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