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Release Date: December 25, 2009 (North America)

Genres: Adventure, Mystery          MPAA Rating: PG-13

Production Phase: Released

Studio: Warner Bros.   Production Company: Village Roadshow

Who's In It: Jude Law (Dr. John Watson), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Rachel McAdams (Irene Adler), Mark Strong (Blackwood), Kelly Reilly (Mary)

Who's Making It: Anthony Peckham (Screenwriter), Guy Ritchie (Director), Joel Silver (Producer), Susan Downey (Producer), Lionel Wigram (Producer)

Premise: In 19th century Great Britain, Sherlock Holmes and his sleuthing partner Dr. John Watson investigate an adversary named Blackwood.... More »

Official Website: sherlock-holmes-movie.warnerbros.com

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sherlock Holmes has been rated PG-13 by the MPAA for "intense sequences of violence and action, some startling images and a scene of suggestive material."

- Motion Picture Association of America. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, October 26, 2009

The final domestic one-sheet design for Sherlock Holmes has debuted exclusively on Cinematical. While it's not radically different than any of the earlier designs it does bear one important new distrinction: Holmes has styling product in his hair. Gentlemen did that back in the late 19th century?

- Cinematical. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, August 17, 2009

A rumor that originated from the Daily Mirror tabloid started speculation that Brad Pitt was arriving in London to film reshoots for the film. The story went that Pitt would be playing Holmes archvillain Professor James Moriarty in new scenes designed to beef up the picture. The Mirror even had quotes from an alleged source stating, "Brad is expected to be filming all over London. Cliveden House has been earmarked as a location for Moriarty's home... It's going to be a full-on couple of days, but now the release date has been pushed back they might just do it in time."

But the story's not true. Not only is Pitt busy right now doing press for Inglourious Basterds but Warner Bros. has officially gone on the record saying it's a false story. "The report in today's London Mirror is completely inaccurate," states the WB statement. "Brad Pitt is not joining the cast of Sherlock Holmes and we're extremely pleased with the production of the film. As planned, it will be released on Christmas Day, 2009. In order to complete the movie, we've scheduled a few days on set to shoot a couple of additional scenes, obtain pick-up shots, and perfect some of the visual effects elements, all of which is standard filmmaking practice."

- The Daily Mirror, Warner Bros; scoop submitted by King Voyeur. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Have you seen the international trailer for Sherlock Holmes yet? While the majority of imagery in it was seen in the domestic trailer released in May there is new material in it. It's worthy of a look.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Two character posters, one of Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes, the other of Jude Law's John Watson, have emerged.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Everyone's first look at what Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes is shaping up to be has gotten to be a lot clearer with the release of the film's first trailer. Yahoo Movies has it in standard and HD formats and if that's not for you then how about these apples?

 

 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

USA Today has a photo article about Sherlock Holmes that has 9 new photos we haven't seen before. Since it's a photo article the paper also has a short write-up for each photo which includes new factoids and quotes from the movie's cast and director.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Latino Review was on the floor at this year's ShoWest and snapped a photo of the teaser poster for Sherlock Holmes, everyone's first opportunity to see what the initial marketing for the movie is. The poster is pretty straightforward: the upper torso and head of Robert Downey Jr. emerging from shadow, eyes peering out from overtop of his sunglasses and a shorter than traditional Holmesian smoking pipe clutched in his right hand. The effect is one of mystery and intrigue. See it for yourself.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Warner Bros. has pushed back the release date of Sherlock Holmes from November 13th to a more Christmas-like December 25th.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

After a report published by the British tabloid The Sun said that the cast of Sherlock Holmes had been recalled to film extensive reshoots, and that director Guy Ritchie was said to be "fuming" at being ordered by the studio to do this addition work that would take up to five weeks to complete, Warner Bros. has release a statement stating that the Sun's story was false.

"It is not true that Warner Bros. has asked for any reshoots on Sherlock Holmes. The inserts and pickup shots being completed next week, which have long been part of the schedule, do not involve any cast, and are a standard part of filmmaking," read the release.

"Both Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie are very pleased with the footage they have seen thus far."

- The Sun, Warner Bros. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Monday, February 2, 2009

It's mainly a short piece about Robert Downey Jr.'s Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Tropic Thunder but this USA Today article also runs with a new photo from Sherlock Holmes -- and it also contains our first official look at Rachel McAdams character.

- USA Today. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, December 3, 2008

IGN UK spoke with Sherlock Holmes star Mark Strong and he spilled the details on who is the film's main adversary as well as revealed a story spoiler. If you want to know, read on!

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- IGN UK. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Thursday, October 2, 2008

With the start of filming imminent, the full cast for Sherlock Holmes has been officially announced. In addition to Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law we now have confirmation that Rachel McAdams will play the part of Irene Adler, Holmes' love interest and, according to the studio's press release, "the only woman ever to have bested Holmes." Also joining the cast are Mark Strong as the film's villain Blackwood and Kelly Reilly as Watson's love interest, Mary.

Warner Bros. also described the film's storyline as follows: "In a dynamic new portrayal of Conan Doyle's famous characters, Sherlock Holmes sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country."

Added producer Joel Silver, "What we've done is hopefully launched a franchise of Sherlock Holmes stories."

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Jude Law is in contract negotiations to play Dr. John Watson in Sherlock Holmes opposite Robert Downey Jr. The production wants to get casting done as soon as possible because filming is scheduled to commence next month in London. In a Variety article about Law's possible new job the magazine also mentions that another primary role yet to be cast is that of the film's bad guy, Blackwood. This is the first mention of the name of Holmes' villain.

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Robert Downey Jr. has just signed on to his first feature since becoming an A-list actor in this summer's mega-hit Iron Man and he's going to be playing a retro kind of hero: Downey has committed to play the main man in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movie.

Variety reports that Downey agreed to play the world's best-known freelance crime investigator after reading a rewrite of the film's script that was done by Ritchie himself. The movie's story drawns from both the original Holmes tales by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as a newly published comic book. Filming is scheduled to begin on the flick this fall.

- Variety. Comment on this Scoop (0)


 

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Baelzar

Saw the new trailer today. I'm really sad this is being made.

Baelzar

Saw the ShoWest teaser poster....Holmes has sunglasses on. I guess Ritchie figures that the Sherlock…

Ricco Suave

The only way I could see this working out well is if Ritchie applies his gritty gangster style to it…

Baelzar

Guy Ritchie? A buffed up Sherlock Holmes in a gladiator combat? No, please.

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