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Cletus Van Damme -> (2/9/2008 8:40:09 AM)

Jason. Statham. End of.

jackalcoz -> (2/9/2008 8:48:47 AM)

As long as we can have Alan "Brick Top" Ford as Moriarty I'll be happy.

jimoakley666 -> Ace! (2/9/2008 9:26:16 AM)

Statham as Watson ( "Fackin' 'el, 'Olmes! 'Ahd ya figga' that out?" ) and Tom Wilkinson as Moriarty.

the ageless stranger -> RE: Ace! (2/9/2008 9:42:57 AM)

Yeah, how about we keep Statham well clear of this one. He's done enough damage.

deano170 -> Deano170 (2/9/2008 9:45:37 AM)

For gods sake!! Statham is a useless waste of space!! Simon Pegg should be Watson!

Ulmaceae -> Who needs a Watson? (2/9/2008 10:04:51 AM)

Is the sidekick really necessary? Given Watson's main role seems to be to act as narrator and as channel for Holmes to explain to the viewer how he works through the deduction process, the film can probably carry itself without him.

Although if it has to be anyone, make it Ian Kirkby

tomcat -> Please stop (2/9/2008 10:37:23 AM)

Jason Statham really is one of the worst actors to hit our screens in recent years. Please make him go away.

councilskivvy -> RE: Please stop (2/9/2008 12:33:54 PM)

Whilst I am a huge Downey Jr fan, I must admit that I'm alittle disappointed that we could find a british actor to portray Holmes, but with a Watson, maybe they'll go down a route of giving Watson a bit of an edge as they did in the two BBC dramas, when Ian Hart was Watson. He wasn't as portrayed as some dumb, bumbling ididot as some films have made him out to be, and he always resented it when Holmes would treat as thick. Just maybe get a better actor, statham thankfully is far too busy with Crank 2 and Transporter 3. If he is seen on the set of Holmes, I will kill him!!!!!!!!!!!

llyxja -> (2/9/2008 12:37:29 PM)

Watson should be a ninja

Harry_Knowles_Ver.2 -> RE: (2/9/2008 12:54:50 PM)

Alan Rickman ftw

schnerkle -> RE: (2/9/2008 1:26:53 PM)


ORIGINAL: llyxja

Watson should be a ninja

... but with Tourette's ...

mudskins -> RE: Who needs a Watson? (2/9/2008 1:32:20 PM)

No, no, no, not Pegg either. How aboutPaddy Considine?

kid_eh -> (2/9/2008 3:00:58 PM)

amalgamation amalgamation amalgamation, does he know no other word?

sawyer666 -> RE: Who needs a Watson? (2/9/2008 3:49:07 PM)

I think Paddy Considine would actually be really good as Watson

bonniee -> (2/9/2008 4:05:01 PM)

Gary Oldman would've made a good British Holmes. Watson needs to be someone warm to combat Holmes' iciness. Depends what tone Ritchie's taking though- a comedic edge, like his output so far, or serious.

councilskivvy -> RE: (2/9/2008 4:42:14 PM)

Can he do serious?

councilskivvy -> RE: RE: (2/9/2008 4:44:58 PM)

Also if we are talking about British actors playing Holmes, I always thought Hugh Grant would of made an interesting Holmes! Well he'd be better than Richard Roxburgh.

jameswhaleofatime -> hmmmmmm (2/9/2008 5:47:05 PM)

I love Downey Jr an unhealthy amount, but I just can't see him as Holmes, Ralph Fiennes would've been spot on I reckon. As for Watson, I'd really love to see David Mitchell playing him (as he did in a sketch for That Mitchell and Webb Look).

John Johnson -> RE: hmmmmmm (2/9/2008 7:11:35 PM)

I read somewhere that the Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes was taken from an upcoming graphic novel. Does anybody have any info on this?

councilskivvy -> RE: hmmmmmm (3/9/2008 8:03:03 AM)

Yeah the graphic novel so I've read is in still being completed now, can anybody see the novel being released alongside the film for the ultimate amount of $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

councilskivvy -> RE: hmmmmmm (3/9/2008 8:05:21 AM)

Why does everybody think Watson should be a fat bumbling idiot there for comic relief. Seriously we need an edgier Watson, to go along with the "Kick Ass" Holmes they are portraying him as.

Ulmaceae -> RE: RE: (3/9/2008 9:50:24 AM)


I always thought Hugh Grant would of made an interesting Holmes!

Hmm, possibly, although hopefully Evil Hugh Grant ala About a Boy and Bridget Jones rather than bumbling-appeals-to-the-American-Market-Richard-Curtis-directed Hugh Grant.

Would be interesting what kind of performance Guy Ritchie could coax out of him.

Although, I just hope the Sherlock Holmes action is as good as this:

councilskivvy -> RE: RE: (3/9/2008 1:10:58 PM)

Exactly my point, the recent more realistic Grant would be perfect, look at Everett, most roles in which he plays an englishman, he is always foppish, yet when he was Holmes, he was moody, slightly cold and detached from the world. Thats what I want.

jimoakley666 -> RE: Ace! (4/9/2008 10:10:23 AM)

Ofcourse he has. It's his fackin' job! Statham is brilliant.

jimoakley666 -> RE: (4/9/2008 10:14:08 AM)

Gary Oldman should be directed to one role only next and that is of Alan Quatermain in a movie of King Solomon's Mines. He'd be perfect as the character after seeing him as Gordon in BB/TDK.

councilskivvy -> RE: RE: (15/9/2008 8:18:30 AM)

Anybody have any clue what role Mark Strong has in this film?

raithrover -> RE: RE: (15/9/2008 7:36:22 PM)

Is this going to be a comedy or a disaster type movie? Surely Ritchie cannot be serious with his version, it'll be like car crash television.

councilskivvy -> RE: RE: (19/9/2008 8:15:10 AM)

Jude Law as Watson, I would have thought of that, christ, thats right out of left field.

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