Finally - Official Photos from Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes!
by Alex Billington
December 13, 2008
While we've already seen a handful of first look photos from Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, Warner Brothers has finally unveiled two official photos from the film for our viewing pleasure today. One of the shots shows Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr., and Dr. Watson, played by Jude Law, commiserating over some interesting details. The other shot shows Holmes shirtless and bloody in some sort of fighting pit. Why does he look like some bare-knuckle boxer out of Babylon A.D.? If you recall, Ritchie once explained that his version will "focus more on [Holmes'] physicality, including martial arts." Interested?
In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. Based on Lionel Wigram's yet-to-be-published comic.
Guy Ritchie of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla beforehand is both writing and directing the film. In addition to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Alder and Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood. We've been covering this for a while and are still quite excited for it, despite not being a fan of Holmes' glasses in the second photo, but why be so nitpicky? I'm sure this will end up being badass by the time we see the first trailer, which we're not sure when that is. Warner Brothers will debut Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes in theaters on November 20th next fall.