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"What one man can invent, another can discover" [DANC]

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.



fabrile heart said... March 19, 2007 at 7:51 PM

A long time admirer of Sherlock Holmes, I have just been given 'The Bedside Companion to Sherlock Holmes' by Dick Riley and Pam McAllister which has re-ignited my interest in all things Holmesian. So discovering your blog was a treat but elementary.