Guy Ritchie to Write & Direct New Sherlock Movie
Guy Ritchie has signed on to write and direct a reimagining of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros.
Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin are producing the movie, which takes its cues from a forthcoming comic that Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. The concept sees the character be more adventuresome and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines on more obscure character traits.
The studio has developing a new Holmes for a while, at one point having Neil Marshall (“Descent”) on board to direct and Michael Johnson to write.
Ritchie will rewrite and polish Johnson’s script. [thr]