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Three directors. Three movies. Hooray for gainful Hollywood employment!

Variety reports that Guy Ritchie, hot off the success of 'Sherlock Holmes,' has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct a film about King Arthur, with 'Trainspotting' screenwriter John Hodge set to pen the script. The project is said to be a re-imagining of the legend of Arthur, with the key source material being Thomas Mallory's 'Le Morte d'Arthur,' published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.

Warner Bros. is determined to hold on to Ritchie after 'Sherlock Holmes' grossed over $470 million worldwide. The studio had originally attached him to direct 'Lobo,' an adaptation of the DC comics series about an alien bounty hunter, before 'Holmes' became a hit. Three directors. Three movies. Hooray for gainful Hollywood employment!

Variety reports that Guy Ritchie, hot off the success of 'Sherlock Holmes,' has been tapped by Warner Bros. to direct a film about King Arthur, with 'Trainspotting' screenwriter John Hodge set to pen the script. The project is said to be a re-imagining of the legend of Arthur, with the key source material being Thomas Mallory's 'Le Morte d'Arthur,' published in 1485 as a compilation of French and English tales.

Warner Bros. is determined to hold on to Ritchie after 'Sherlock Holmes' grossed over $470 million worldwide. The studio had originally attached him to direct 'Lobo,' an adaptation of the DC comics series about an alien bounty hunter, before 'Holmes' became a hit.

Meanwhile, Variety also reports that 'Last King of Scotland' director Kevin Macdonald is set to direct the rather self-explanatory 'Murder Mystery,' written by James Vanderbilt ('Zodiac'). 'Murder Mystery' is the first feature from production company Tower Hill Entertainment and revolves around an American couple honeymooning in Europe who are implicated when they witness a murder and wind up embroiled in international intrigue.

Kevin Macdonald's other directing credits include the political thriller 'State of Play,' starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck, and the upcoming historical drama 'The Eagle of the Ninth,' which opens on Sept. 24th and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell.

Finally, the Hollywood Reporter brings news that 'Motorcycle Diaries' director Walter Salles will be calling the shots on 'Our Wild Life,' a drama based on the life and work of Daphne Sheldrick, an animal conservationist in Kenya who devoted her life to sheltering elephants from war and poaching. Nick Cassavetes ('The Notebook') was originally attached to direct but was let go last summer.

Walter Salles' other directing credits include 'Central Station' and the American remake of the Asian horror film 'Dark Water,' starring Jennifer Connelly. Salles also directing a segment in 'Paris, je t'aime.'