This is some pretty sweet ass news. Guy Ritchie who's best films include 'Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and 'Snatch' has signed on with Warners brother to Write and direct a reimagining of the great detective Sherlock Holmes! This should be really interesting to see where he takes this. Here is what the trades are reporting:
Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin are producing the movie, which takes its cues from a forthcoming comic that Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. The concept sees the character be more adventuresome and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines on more obscure character traits.
The studio has developing a new Holmes for a while, at one point having Neil Marshall ("Descent") on board to direct and Michael Johnson to write.
I like the idea of a more adventurous Sherlock Holmes, but you gotta keep some of his stuffyness as well. Ritchie has not made a decent movie since 'Snatch'. For some reason after that he just lost his mojo. Hopefully he is able to find it again with Sherlock Holmes. It will be really interesting to see who he brings in to play Holmes! Lets see what he does with it!
- Dr Venkman