Oh my goodness. I think we always knew Sherlock Holmes was familiar with handcuffs, but did we suspect he was this, ahem, intimately familiar? Tee hee!
This is Guy Ritchie’s reboot of the world’s first consulting detective — the script is by Harry Potter producer Lionel Wigram, Simon Kinberg (who wrote the excellent Mr. & Mrs. Smith), and relative newcomers Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham — and, wow, I am really psyched for it now. It looks sure to have sports, fighting, murder, revenge… all it needs is giants and pirates and it would be perfect. I’m content to settle for funny sexy stuff in place of true love.
Now we wait for all the Conan Doyle purists to start complaining about how Holmes would never do this and Watson would never say that. Look, I love Conan Doyle’s Holmes, too, and he’s still there, on the bookshelf. And we’ll always have Jeremy Brett’s Sherlock Holmes, too. But I can’t wait to see more of what other fun Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law — and Ritchie, too — are gonna have with Holmes and Watson.
Sherlock Holmes opens in the U.S. on December 25, and in the U.K. on December 26.
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