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September 24, 2008

Sherlock Holmes Coming Next Year In Two Films, One Action-Adventure, One Comedy

In honor of McCain's suspension of campaigning, I'll suspend for one second too.

Robert Downey Jr. has signed on to play Holmes in a Guy (Snatch) Ritchie film which will emphasize the character's pulp-hero action-adventure side. 10% less "three-pipe mystery" cogitating, 30% more swordplay and kicking ass.

Probably no getting tail, though. Holmes never gets tail and I'm not sure they can or would change that.

Also announced is a comedy to star -- wow -- Sascha "Borat" Baron Cohen as Holmes and Will Ferrell as Dr. Watson.

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posted by Ace at 03:28 PM

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