Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Elementary My Dear Watson...

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Guy "Snatch" Ritchie is currently directing actor Robert Downey Jr. in the lead role of "Sherlock Holmes" for Warner Bros.

The movie is based not on author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's public domain novels, but on Lionel Wigram's upcoming comic book.

The movie is being slated for a 2010 release.

Warners is determined to setting up a film franchise with "Sherlock Holmes", having previously published a "Sherlock Holmes" comic book in the 1960's through their DC Comics.

The film intends to play up parts of the detective's character including his skills as a bare-knuckle boxer and expert swordsman.

More than 75 actors have played the London detective in 200 films and TV shows since 1900...