Guy Ritchie is now reportedly turning his back on gangster movies to make children's films, following in the footsteps of his wife Madonna, who released a series of children's books based on Kabbalah teachings.
Ritchie says he also wants to focus on entertaining youngsters.
He said: "Just because I've got kids, by default, I end up watching so many kids' movies that they've inspired me."
Ritchie, who has a five-year-old son Rocco with Madonna and is step-father to her daughter Lourdes. He shot to fame after directing British gangster movies 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch'.
Last weekend the filmmaker gave a master class at the Film for Youth Festival in Belfast and working with children is reported to have made him determined to ditch violent films for a more innocent subject matter.
However, just last week it was also reported that the 37-year-old director has signed a deal with Columbia Pictures to direct gangster comedy 'Static'. Columbia bosses have asked Ritchie to rewrite the script and direct the story of a wrongly imprisoned gangster who is desperate to prove his innocence.