Everyone thought Guy Ritchie was a genius until he not only married but cast Madonna in one of his films. The years since have been rough, but reportedly the studio has high hopes for RocknRolla which opens in October, and now he’s been tasked with a film adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin are producing the movie, which takes its cues from a forthcoming comic that 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 [like looking like Jason Statham and saying ‘Fockin ‘ell!’, I’m guessing -Ed.]. The studio has developing a new Holmes for a while, at one point having Neil Marshall ("Descent") on board to direct and Michael Johnson to write.
Ritchie will rewrite and polish Johnson’s script. [Hee hee, Guy Ritchie polishes Johnsons! -Ed.]
In other news, Sherlock Homeboy stars Nick Cannon and reimagines the British detective as a brash teenager whose fresh dance moves save the rec center.