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First look at Holmes and Watson art

19 June 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Movieland's latest Holmes/Watson double-act will sleuth their way onto their screens this Christmas in Sherlock Holmes and, judging by these rather elegant new character stills, they'll be cutting a dash while they do it.

Set against a fog-stained Westminster backdrop, the eye-catching posters show Robert Downey Jr.'s Holmes carrying on the debonair combination of style and six o'clock shadow familiar from the trailer (still no sign of a deerstalker), while Jude Law's Watson has gone seriously Saville Row in an awesomely Victorian three-piece. The cane - traditionally Holmes' weapon of choice - seems to fallen into the good doctor's possession.



Holmes has traditionally spent a lot of time musing on cases from the velvetine comfort of 221B Baker Street, but Ritchie's reboot gets him out and about in the dark alleyways of 19th century London, meeting people and generally beating the hell of them. The sleuth, as they say, is out there.

Click here for another look at the trailer. Sherlock Holmes is released in the UK on December 26.


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I SENCE A STRONG FORCE WITH THIS ONE!
I think the poster is telling a lot about the up coming movie. Its good and count me in. More

Posted by jalal khan at 12:48 on 23 June 2009 | Report This Post

Bobbleheads?
Is it just me, or do their heads look too big for their bodies? Like gavoconnor, I generally dislike modern movie posters too. All photoshop, no actual art. More

Posted by trouserpress at 12:41 on 23 June 2009 | Report This Post

This is going to be a bad film...
Look, why are we interested in Sherlock Holmes? That is not a rhetorical question, and by it I mean we are interested because we can learn so much from his experiences, especially of the powers of observation. In this film, Holmes is a badass punk, and though the trailer may look action packed, and stuff, true Sherlock Holmes fans would shun this yarn. More

Posted by Ashminator at 17:57 on 22 June 2009 | Report This Post

Do you think Robert is a perfect choice for Holmes?
Do you think Robert is a perfect choice for playing detective Holmes? Anyway, I might see it or not see it. More

Posted by Eyeshield21 at 06:15 on 21 June 2009 | Report This Post

FORGET BASIL
with just the posters to go on .it might be too early to comment,BUT with Bob downey in the lead role i cant go wrong in saying it will be the dogs...he is the mozart of cinema More

Posted by colt at 22:47 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

From what the trailer shows, it doesn't look like traditional Holmes, but anything with RDJ in is good with me. More

Posted by MovieAddict247 at 21:42 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

Could be good, although anyone else think Downey's head is far too big for his body on that poster? More

Posted by warren7355 at 19:17 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

Leave your turkey sandwiches at home...
I think it looks awesome! No deestalker? It's not in the books and who cares? Everyone has done a version of Sherlock holmes from the Muppets to Star Trek!! People need to stop being precious and enjoy a new interpretation. RDJr? Midas touch and his rendition (based on trailer) will be great to watch. People are judging based on Guy Ritchie (emmie87 is right)- judging from the trailer he has got this one right! I for one will be leaving my turkey sandwiches at home, going to the sales th More

Posted by nichewitt at 17:31 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I'd pretty much watch Downey Jr read out the phonebook (probably on a Sunday afternoon, not a date night) so this is a thumbs up for me. That said, this does look a little bit of style over content More

Posted by Jo Wareham at 16:37 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I smell Grinch
Didn't mean to post twice! More

Posted by emmie87 at 16:33 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I smell Grinch
I'm excited about this. I'd take RDJ handcuffed to a bed over crap boxing day tv any day. Can't help but think if this movie was directed by anyone other than guy Ritchie people wouldn't be so cynical... More

Posted by emmie87 at 16:33 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

what is it about modern posters?
Posters lately are a pile of shit.nothing about this says buy me.give me the classics from the 60's an 70's were they are nearly artwork and none of thios photo shopped nonsense. it really wrecks my head. see recent efforts from angels and demons, with Hanks' big photoshopped mug lookin at you and for some wierd reason,sparks flying all around him.rubbish. More

Posted by gavoconnor at 16:12 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I smell shit.
Yeah, I have my doubts about this one. I'm more looking forward to Baron Cohen and Ferrell's effort. More

Posted by Tyler_Durden at 15:21 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I smell turkey...
Unfaithful it may look, but it amuses me Empire highlighted the lack of deerstalker -- an invention of illustrators and other film adaptations, not the original text -- so in that respect it's actually somewhat faithful. More

Posted by badblokebob at 14:33 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I smell turkey...
I know fuck all about Sherlock Holmes but this looks like it could be good in a Plunkett & Macleane kinda way.  More

Posted by UTB at 14:08 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I smell turkey...
To be honest i don't know much bout the books except the characters and his main nemesis, so i not really bothered about how faithful it is to the source. The trailer makes it look like its aimed at a younger audience but i'll still go see it because although it's clearly not as dark or as . . . mature as most of us had hoped for, it looks like it could be a bit of craic but i ain't expecting any oscar winning performances More

Posted by musht at 13:44 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

RE: I smell turkey...
L: fierce-hairdo This movie screams out turkey already. Everything about it seems completely wrong. Holmes looks completely anachronistic. In fact it's one of those cases where the star swamps the character - I don't see Holmes at all I just see Robert Downey Jnr. The trailer was ridiculous also. I dunno...am I the only one who can see this is a disaster a mile off? concur. This movie seems very little to do with Sherlock Holmes as i see it. More

Posted by The_Hat at 13:29 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post

I smell turkey...
This movie screams out turkey already. Everything about it seems completely wrong. Holmes looks completely anachronistic. In fact it's one of those cases where the star swamps the character - I don't see Holmes at all I just see Robert Downey Jnr. The trailer was ridiculous also. I dunno...am I the only one who can see this is a disaster a mile off? More

Posted by fierce-hairdo at 13:21 on 19 June 2009 | Report This Post


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