Great New Photos and Set Visit Report from Sherlock Holmes
In anticipation of the first trailer due out in front of Terminator Salvation, USA Today has published their extensive report from the set of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes. In addition to a great editorial that's certainly worth reading, they've debuted a handful of new photos, which we've featured the best of below. "We are trying to make a fun adventure movie," producer Lionel Wigram says. "My favorites are the Bond films. Raiders of the Lost Ark. I want to make a movie like that." And so off he went to bring us a version of Sherlock Holmes that he pithced as "scruffy and stubbly, with a whip in one hand and a sword in the other."
Robert Downey Jr. chose his own hat to wear - the one you see him in above. Guy Ritchie explains, "I wanted something more aesthetically pleasing and plausible and rewarding to look at. I quite like deerstalkers, but there is only one person in history who ever wore one." Apparently it wasn't Holmes.
Jude Law, who plays Dr. Watson, on the dynamic between the two partners: "Holmes is a genius. He has this autistic savant quality and eccentricity that doesn't need highlighting. And what I love in Guy [Ritchie's] concept, and what we developed, is the idea that they each are one-half of a whole. Watson is the one who keeps him on track. Watson is very sensible, always checking whether they've got their pistols and they're loaded. He keeps what could be a very wayward individual straight. They are very dependent on each other."
British actor Mark Strong, who you see above, plays the villain. "Blackwood is an occult-dabbling Satanist who ends up fighting Holmes," he explains. "Sherlock has to have a nemesis. Otherwise, there is no joy to the hunt." For now, or at least until the trailer hits, this is only just a quick tease. And if you're interested in reading more, head over to USA Today for the full set report. I'll admit that all of these photos do look great and continually keep me excited, however, I'm still very nervous about the comedic side of this. Stay tuned for the trailer in the next few weeks. Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes will hit theaters on Christmas Day.