Sunday, November 16, 2008

Our Icon Returns

So, this is relevant: A new film of the Sherlock Holmes story (called, according to IMDB, Sherlock Holmes) is currently in production and is set to be released a year from now. Robert Downey Jr. is playing Holmes and Jude Law is playing Watson. Without having seen any of the movie, these seem like pretty bizarre casting choices...although I suppose both Downey Jr. and Holmes had drug problems? Anyway, I don't have high hopes for the potential asexuality of this film...unless Jude Law is sick of being typecast...
Thanks to Andy's Chinese Restaurant for providing me with the People Magazine necessary to glean this information.

3 comments:

rainbowamoeba said...

Here you can find more information about the movie: http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?nid=23355. Since I have only read one Sherlock Holmes book (and that was a long time ago) and seen only one movie (also a very long time ago), I have no idea whether this will be faithful to the spirit of the books and other movies or not, but I'm a big fan of the two stars so I'll probably go see it.

Empire Magazine also had a special feature on Sherlock Holmes after that new movie was announced: http://www.empireonline.com/features/sherlock-holmes/

Lanafactrix said...

Watson wasn't asexual, though--wasn't he married at one point?

Ily said...

You're right, Watson wasn't ace...that was kind of a non sequitor on my part.