by Raela 9
The new Sherlock Holmes movie is set for a Christmas release in the US and any where from a December 24th to an April 3rd depending on what part of the world you live in. The movie, simply titled Sherlock Holmes, stars Robert Downey, Jr. as Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. John Watson.
There have been over 200 movies made featuring the infamous detective since he first appeared in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tale, “A Tangled Skein”, in 1887. While most have been based on stories written by Conan Doyle, there have been a number that used his characters, but created new stories for the movies. Such is the case with the latest movie, while inspired by the classic tales, it is a story that gives us a vigorous new portrayal of Conan Doyle’s renowned characters.
Acclaimed director, Guy Ritchie has brought to life the as of yet unpublished story penned by Lionel Wigram. Wigram and Ritchie present a Sherlock Holmes never seen before. He is much more physically active than his predecessors and is a master at boxing, martial arts and sword play.
Set in London in the year 1891, the movie has Detective Sherlock Holmes and his resolute partner Dr. Watson engaging in a battle of wits and brawn with Lord Blackwood a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England. Blackwood is a dark robbed Satan worshiper responsible for the brutal deaths of at least 5 women with more demonic sacrifices on the horizon.
Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman Holmes says has ever bested him and with whom he maintains a tempestuous relationship. The mysterious nemesis, Lord Blackwood, is played by Michael Strong.
Other cast members include: James Fox as Sir Thomas, Kelly Reilly as Mary Morstan Watson’s love interest, Eddie Marsan as Inspector Lestrade, and Hans Matheson as Lord Coward. Bronagh Gallagher as the Palm Reader, Geraldine James as Mrs. Hudson, William Hope as John Standish, William Houston as Constable Clark, Robert Maillet as Dredger, Robert Stone as the Prizefighter, Joe Egan as Big Joe, David Garrick as McMurdo, James A. Stephens as Captain Philips and Terry Taplin as the Groundskeeper.
“Sherlock Holmes” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.
Corinne Mitchell is an avid Sherlockian whose blog http://www.thesherlockholmesmovie.com features news, trailers and stills related to the latest Sherlock Holmes movie, and celebrates Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from 1887 to 2009.