Saturday, May 29, 2010

the return of sherlock holmes

And I don't mean from Reichenbach Falls.

According to News in Film, Warner Bros will indeed be making a sequel to last year's box office hit "Sherlock Holmes":
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return as Holmes and Watson, plus Rachel McAdams has been confirmed by SciFi Wire to reprise her role as Irene Adler.  Unfortunately, she will not be the leading lady this time around, but only “present” as producer Joel Silver says.  Guy Ritchie is also back to direct.

image source: moviebuffs.com

It seems fair that Irene Adler won't be a leading lady in this new movie.  She'll probably still be in jail, for one.  As long as the writers don't put in some sappy love story involving Holmes and the new leading lady. That's just too easy and illogical at the same time.  As Jude Law's Watson said of Holmes, he is not human.  He can't have normal relationships, especially with women.  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote him that way.

The release date has been set for December 16, 2011.  Now my younger sister and I have to figure out how to wrangle parts as extras.  She would probably kill for the opportunity.  I prefer less extreme measures, but it would truly be a worthy goal.  Like it would ever happen.

As an aside, I found a connection between "Sherlock Holmes," my current favorite film, and "300," the film I lauded above all others before the former came out.  Robert Maillet, who plays Dredger, the French-speaking giant who gets repeatedly tasered by Holmes in one fight scene, also played the giant monster who breaks King Leonidas' blade with his bare hands in the Immortal fight scene.

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