It's all over the news and the blogosphere today: Warner Brothers is bringing an upcoming Sherlock Holmes comic book to the big screen. It's being reported by the New York Post, the Movie Blog, and Variety.com, which wrote:
Exact storyline is being kept under wraps, but creative execs at Warners say they are looking for the "Sherlock" team to reinvent the sleuth and his loyal No. 2 Dr. Watson in much the same edgy way that Christopher Nolan has reimagined Batman for Warners.Interesting. This could be a big break for the Sherlockian world, bringing much-needed publicity to our hero. The character received a revival in the 1970s, thanks to Nicholas Meyer's book and subsequent movie The Seven Percent Solution.
John Campea aptly puts what we've known all along:
The single greatest crime fighter and mystery solver in the history of fiction isn't Batman... it's Sherlock Holmes. Yes, the man who could tell what you had for breakfast 6 Tuesdays ago just by looking at the color of your tie is THE MAN.We all know that Hollywood has taken liberties with the characters - Basil Rathbone as Holmes in the 1940s with Nigel Bruce as the bumbling Dr. Watson - but I wonder if they'll give us something closer to the true Holmes that we know. Perhaps that's what they mean by "reinvent."
Keep your fingers crossed.