The chance of working with Guy Ritchie was the unique selling point for me, no question. “Lock Stock” and “Snatch” reinvigorated the British film industry like nothing else in years. That and the fact that they wanted a mainstream contemporary thriller, which is just my cup of tea. Zero spandex… They’d initially approached me without realizing I was exclusive at DC, so I reluctantly had to pass. I assumed they’d simply go ahead with another writer, but the moment my exclusive ended several months later, they pounced on me again and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. They really put their money where their mouth was. Guy Ritchie was apparently a fan of my work on “The Losers” and was dead set on getting me for this project one way or another. It’s hard to refuse that kind of attention – and really, why would you want to?
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