Guy Ritchie's 'Snatch' To Be Turned Into A Series
The trend for turning films into series doesn't look to be slowing down any time soon. And the results are just as varied as the attempts themselves. While some are forgettable – think: Limitless, Sleepy Hollow, Scream – others, like Fargo or The Girlfriend Experience, did well to opt for the broken-down format.
Here's hoping that the newly announced TV version of Snatch will fall into the second category. Ordered by online channel Crackle, the series will follow a new group of fraudsters in an environment that should feel familiar to fans of the 2000 comedy which starred Brad Pitt, Jason Statham and Benicio Del Toro.
The only rub for the moment: no name, not even that of Snatch's screenwriter and director, Guy Ritchie, has been officially attached to the project. All we know is that it will be a drama stretching over 10 episodes for a first season that will be inspired by the universe seen in the film. Crackle has, however, laid down a dramatic synopsis:
"Much like the television series, ‘Fargo,’ Crackle will carry the spirit of the setting in the original feature film, while creating a new world born from the original movie.
Informed by a real life gold bullion heist in London, the show centers on a group of twenty-something, up and coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime.
The boys must quickly learn to navigate the treacherous waters of London’s underworld as rogue cops, gypsy fighters, international mobsters and local villains descend."
The pitch looks to be solid and is certainly enough to pique our interest. We'll just have to wait and see who will be holding the reins of the news series – and good luck to them because showrunners like Noah Hawley, the man responsible for the success of Fargo, don't grow on trees. We also can't wait to see who will be entrusted with the daunting task of replacing Brad Pitt & co...
By Marion Olité, published on 21/04/2016