Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Sherlock Holmes Images!

"Sherlock Holmes" is still over six months away from releasing, but yesterday 10 new photos showed up on USA Today including a lengthy report that breaks down the buddie film that has a whole new look and rougher edges than we may have been use to from Sherlock. The article quotes Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie amoung others regarding the filming and tone of the film. The article also reveals that the first trailer for "Sherlock Holmes" will be attached to McG's "Terminator Salvation" which is releasing May 21st. "Sherlock Holmes" on the other hand releases Christmas Day.

Here are some of the better quotes from the article:

Guy Ritchie explained his excitement of directing a Sherlock Holmes movie, "I was a Holmes fan when I was a child. They are the first stories I remember. I also liked the approach the studio was coming at. To me, it was the perfect segue from small independent films to something more ambitious and quintessentially English. So I've got my cake and I can eat it."

Jude Law explained that "Sherlock Holmes" is very much a buddy film, "There are many duos we wanted to draw from. Something as eccentric as The Odd Couple to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Withnail and I and Laurel and Hardy. It's the kind of friendship you can only have with someone of the same sex, a person you adore but who infuriates you."

Producer Joel Silver explained why another Sherlock Holmes film, "We are always looking for branded ideas. Audiences are interested in seeing something they know."

Jude Law addresses the fact that this Sherlock Holmes is gritty compared to the other films that can be percieved as stuffy, "The physicality, the bare-knuckle fighting, the martial arts are all hinted at in the books. We just hold a magnifying glass over them. A word that Conan Doyle uses an awful lot is 'apprehended.' As in, 'Holmes and Watson apprehend the villain.' We get to show the apprehension."

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To read the entire article checkout USA Today.

What say you? Are you excited for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes? How great do RDJ and Jude Law look in the released images? Strikeback...