Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sherlock Holmes Preview/Synopsis

Sherlock Homes Dec. 25

Directed by Guy Ritchie ( Snatch, RocknRolla ) Starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan, Kelly Reilly, James Fox. Written by Michael Robert Johnson and Anthony Peckham ( Don't Say A Word, Invictus ) Cinematography by Oscar winner Philippe Rousselot ( A River Runs Through It ) Editing by James Herbert ( RocknRolla ) Original Music by Oscar winner Hans Zimmer ( Gladiator, The Lion King )

This version of Sherlock Holmes is set in 1891 and Holmes and his true ally, Watson, are on high alert in stopping a conspriracy to destroy all of Britain. This movie it's a different type of Holmes. A new, updated version. One that reveals lethal fighting skills along with high intellect. Mark Strong will play his evil nemesis Blackwood.

Rated PG-13 for action violence and thematic material. 139 minutes.

Oscar chances ? Possible in the cinematography and art direction categories. This looks more like a " fun " type of picture than awards worthy...though if the film is well recieved by critics and does good numbers at the box office, I don't think it would be entirely out of the question if it squeezed in as one of the ten that get nominated for Best Picture.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Impressive trailer ! Can't wait for this.

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