Saturday, June 14, 2008

Guy Ritchie to make new Sherlock Holmes film

I missed this article last week on Digital Spy:
Guy Ritchie has signed up to direct a new Sherlock Holmes movie.

The Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels director will rewrite and helm the project, which is expected to have an action-orientated slant on the famous fictional British detective.

Ritchie's movie will be based on a forthcoming Holmes-based comic book by Lionel Wigwam, which focuses on the character's boxing and swordsmanship skills.

Previous actors to play Arthur Conan Doyle's creation include Basil Rathbone, Ronald Howard and Peter Cushing.

Warner Bros has scheduled the movie for a 2010 release.
Apparently Robert Downey Jr is interested in playing the man himself.


Andrew Glazebrook said...

Guy Ritchie seems a very unusual choice, no doubt if he does make it we'll get an appearance from his missus, Madonna !!

Anonymous said...

Guy Ritchie To Desecrate Sherlock Holmes