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Guy Ritchie to "Reinvent" Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie to "Reinvent" Sherlock Holmes

Oh, he'll still have his sidekick Dr. John H. Watson and his pipe will most likely make appearances, but the Sherlock Holmes for the new millennium will also "be more adventuresome and take advantage of his skills as a boxer and swordsman."

Guy Ritchie has signed on to direct the movie which will be based on Lionel Wigram's upcoming comic book, Sherlock Holmes. As Variety reminds us, "Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Holmes, written in the late 19th century, emphasized the detective's intellectual brilliance and power of deductive reasoning. The pipe-smoking character has been portrayed in more than 200 film and TV shows."

So, let's talk casting. Who should play this new, boxing, sword-wielding Holmes?

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raieven raieven 9 years
this could be interesting.
mlen mlen 9 years
i agree with whiplashgirl!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
My mom will be psyched to hear this!
Grantz Grantz 9 years
sorry typo.. above should read to not ro..
Grantz Grantz 9 years
An American who could do a good British accent? Johnny Depp played a cop on tv. So, I think he could pull it off, if they wanted to add an enigmatic/exotic edge ro Holmes.
Grantz Grantz 9 years
If they wanted to cast the old fashioned, unattractive Holmes with a big nose. I think Tim Roth could pull it off.
Grantz Grantz 9 years
Christian Bale or Clive Owen
verily verily 9 years
Well, Hugh Laurie already performs Sherlock Holmes so darn well... ;) He just needs a nice dapper suit and look less scruffy than House.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
I've always envisioned Sherlock Holmes played by Hugh Laurie, but that was before the ass-kicking was included.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
Bella you are RIGHT ONE!! He is not in enough!! Guy Pierce would be great!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Guy Pierce! Great actor, foxy, could smoke a pipe convincingly.
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