October 1, 2008

Sherlock Holmes Begins Production

According to ComingSoon.net, the latest take on Sherlock Holmes has commenced principal photography in London. Frankly, I had no idea it was this close to rolling, I feel like I was just writing about the potential Watson casting. Well, I guess it does not matter, it just means we are closer than I thought to seeing it on the big screen.

The film is based on a new story by Lionel Wigram, inspired by the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tales. It will have Holmes facing off with a new foe named Blackwood. It is said that this tale will allow Holmes to display his exceptional fighting skills in addition to his intellect. Of course, this has been interpreted to mean that this will be an action oriented film that will not truly display the intelligence of the lead character. Time will tell if this true.

The cast looks good, it will be interesting to see how well the fill their roles. Robert Downey Jr. is Holmes, Jude Law is at his side as Watson, Rachel McAdams is Irene Adler, the only woman to ever best the sleuth, and Mark Strong takes the Blackwood part. In the director's chair is Guy Ritchie, whose latest, Rocknrolla, is heading into theaters.


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