The Onion AV Club, in its inimitable fashion, reports that Guy Ritchie has been handed the reins of Warner’s “reimagining” of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Oh, and he’s not just directing the project, he’s writing it as well.
That’s right. After “Revolver” and “Swept Away”, people are still letting Guy Ritchie write movies.
Now, while there will surely be some pleasure to be had in seeing Jason Statham play Watson — and I assume Vinnie Jones will play Moriarty — I can’t really see the production working on any actual, quantifiable level of goodness.
Besides, we’ve already got a reimagining of Sherlock Holmes, and it’s worked out pretty well for everybody so far.