A Decade Ago Today, Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes Showed A Whole New Spin On The Classic Character Published by on.
A decade ago today – December 25, 2009 – Warner Brothers released Sherlock Holmes.
Starring Robert Downey Jr. as the namesake detective, and Jude Law as his longtime friend Dr. John Watson, the Guy Ritchie-directed movie reimagined the classic character for a whole new world.
Combined with Ritchie’s trademark kinetic action scenes and speed ramping, Sherlock Holmes became a surprising but bona fide hit.
Two years later, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was released, bringing Downey, Law, and Ritchie back together.
This time, the adventure was trying to unfoil the plans of the classic Holmes villain Professor James Moriarty.
Holmes producer Lionel Wigram said a third film would start filming in late 2018, only for nothing to happen. »