October 18, 2008 07:51:28 GMT
The Guy Ritchie-directed project about the famous 19th Century detective has been announced to be released by November 2009.
"Sherlock Holmes", a drama thriller movie, is going to hit the big screen on November 20, 2009. This movie was initially aimed for a 2010 release. However, Warner Bros. have confirmed that the audiences will not have to wait that long. With the set date, "Holmes" will be released on the big screen on the same date of Jessica Biel and Justin Long-starring animated movie, "Planet 51".
Taking London as the setting, "Holmes" is starred by Robert Downey Jr. as the titular character and Jude Law as Watson, Holmes' colleague who is a doctor and a war veteran. There is also Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler, the only woman who becomes Holmes' best friend and remains a tempestuous relationship with detective.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, "Holmes", is based on an original story/comic book written by Lionel Wigram, which is inspired by the classic tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The flick will resolve around Holmes and his best solving-crime-in partner, Watson as they face their latest challenge. It is said that in the movie, Holmes will also bring down his enemy using his deadly fighting skills.