First Look: Robert Downey Jr. in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes
The paparazzi over at Just Jared have snapped the first few photos of Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes on the streets of London. Guy Ritchie and his crew are currently shooting in Central London, although we haven't seen any appearance of Jude Law as Watson just yet. We've documented more than enough times that this a fresh new take on the character that breaks the classical boundaries that he was imprisoned by beforehand and this is our first glimpse. He still looks stylish in these first few photos, which is enough to convince me that Guy Ritchie really knows what he's doing with this character.
Downey Jr. responded to a question previously about what he's planning to do with a character that has been seen so many times before. "Clearly I'm going to do it better than it's ever been done. The more I read about it the more overwhelmed I was by the weight of it and the amount of people who will be watching to see if it's gotten right." And that is all beginning today with these first few photos! Take a look.
Guy Ritchie of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla beforehand is writing and directing. In addition to Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law stars as Dr. Watson, Rachel McAdams as Irene Alder, and Mark Strong as Lord Blackwood. I really can't wait to see more about this. Not only am I a big fan of Guy Ritchie, but the cast is perfect and the story sounds like it'll be a rather amazing modern take on the character. I've always enjoyed the classic tale of Sherlock Holmes, but this finally looks like it'll be the Holmes we've never seen before. We'll keep our eyes out for any more news or photos.