Posted on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 by Russ Fischer
Charles Dickens is now afflicted with Sherlock Holmes syndrome. That’s the new, action-oriented Holmes from Warner Bros. and Guy Ritchie — not any of the other versions that have existed over the years.
When a creator tells stories with universal appeal they invariably become subject to contexts and varied re-tellings that never would have occurred to the originator. By and large that’s a good thing, but occasionally it means that a silly idea gets traction. And so be prepared for Dodge and Twist, which will re-tell Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist in the context of a period film with modern action thrills, just like we’ve seen in the two Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes films. Read More »