It’s grungy, Watson: Guy Ritchie to film a fighting Holmes

The film director Guy Ritchie, husband of Madonna, is to try to revive his career by giving Sherlock Holmes a gritty, gangland-style makeover.

Ritchie is best known for his violent 1998 hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels but has had little success since.

The Hollywood studio Warner Bros is backing his attempt to repackage Holmes from his tweedy, cerebral image into a sword-wielding fist-fighter with a short fuse.

In Los Angeles last week, an executive at Warner said it was looking for a “grungy” Holmes. “This is Sherlock Holmes as a street-fighting man, ready to take on man, monsters, whatever the world can throw at him.”

(Times Online)


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