Guy Ritchie To Write and Direct Sherlock Holmes Pic (Blog)

Category: RockNRolla News | Posted by: DaisyMay
Article Date: June 3, 2008 | Publication: Rope of Silicon | Author: Brad Brevet
Publication/Article Link:Rope of Silicon

I have to assume based on the fact that Warner Bros. has now hired Guy Ritchie to write and direct a reimagining of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes that his upcoming release RocknRolla must be pretty good. I only guess this based on the fact that I have heard RocknRolla may end up being a trilogy and considering Ritchie's recent films (Revolver and Swept Away) were not very good and RocknRolla may be a return to Ritchie's Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels form.

Word now is that Ritchie's Sherlock will take its cues from a forthcoming comic that Lionel Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. The concept sees the character be more adventuresome and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines on more obscure character traits.

The article mentions that Neil Marshall was once on board to direct with Michael Johnson set to write. Ritchie will be polishing the script Johnson turned in.

One final note from the Hollywood Reporter story is a comment saying Warners is said to be "high" on RocknRolla, which reiterates my speculation above and is actually quite good news for fans of both Snatch and Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels.