June 05, 2008 03:49:47 GMT
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that they will bring forward a new Sherlock Holmes movie with Guy Ritchie aboard as the director and screenwriter.
It seems that Hollywood still couldn't get enough of Arthur Conan Doyle's iconic detective Sherlock Holmes. Though there are over 200 movies had been made based on this well-known fictional character, another feature film adaptation of Holmes is about to be developed.
To make the newest Holmes movie, Warner Bros. Pictures has attained acclaimed British filmmaker Guy Ritchie to tackle the project. The husband of music legend Madonna has been set to direct the flick taking the place of Neil Marshall who was earlier attached to direct. Other than directing the film, Ritchie is also tapped to rewrite and polish the script from Michael Johnson.
"Sherlock Holmes" is said to be based on Lionel Wigram's upcoming comic book about the detective famous for his signature magnifying glass, calabash pipe and and a deerstalker cap. Though much of the storyline have been kept secret, a few that are shared suggest that the new Holmes will be showcasing his traits as a boxer and swordsman and the movie scheduled for 2010 release will display more adventure than the previous ones.