On a hypothetical list of movies that could use a modern remake, The Cannonball Run would be near the top. It’s a revered piece of early Eighties cheese that’s loved by a huge group of people while others dismiss it for being mindless, cameo-laden entertainment. The concept, however, of an illegal cross-country race with a huge wealth of different characters is ripe to be remade through the lens of almost any genre.

Now a well-sourced rumor has surfaced thanks to Badass Digest that Guy Ritchie, who is currently shooting the second Sherlock Holmes, is considering remaking the film and that he’d reportedly love to cast George Clooney as the Burt Reynolds-lead role. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Entertainment Tonight (not the E.T. you were thinking of) got an exclusive visit to the set of the still untitled Sherlock Holmes sequel and came back with some very cool footage including gun shots, train escapes, director Guy Ritchie heckling his stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as well as Downey in multiple female costumes. You’ll also get your first look at Noomi Rapace interacting with the boys. Check it out after the jump. Read More »

According to Jude Law, who returns as Watson in Guy Ritchie‘s currently filming Sherlock Holmes 2, one of the most exciting things in the sequel is the “fear level.” “We get pretty kicked around,” Law said. “Just look at the state of us.” You can see the state of Law and his co-star Robert Downey Jr. in the above below, the latest look at the film scheduled for release December 16. Both he and Downey spoke to the Los Angeles Times about the film, which is set one year after the original, and you can read what they had to say, see the photo, and even learn about some of the action beats, after the break. Read More »

It seems things on Sherlock Holmes 2 aren’t as cut and dry as once believed. The sequel, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law as well as Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris, has been shooting for several weeks and though producer Joel Silver said that Rachel McAdams, who played Irene Adler in the first film, would return, the actress herself isn’t quite so sure.

In an interview promoting her new film Morning Glory, McAdams said “It’s kind of all still in the process. They’re still doing script work, and we’ll see.” She didn’t totally rule it out, but also added “If I do, it won’t be a very big thing.”

Wait, so the film has been shooting for several weeks and McAdams still isn’t sure whether or not she’s going to be in the film? That isn’t exactly encouraging. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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Cameras have started rolling on Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. Want proof? How about photos from the set of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, together again, as Sherlock and Watson. The sequel, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris and Stephen Fry, is scheduled for release December 16, 2011. Check out the photos after the jump. Read More »

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The cast of Sherlock Holmes 2 is starting to come together, and since the first film began production two years ago, the biggest question mark in franchise lineup has been the actor who will play Professor Moriarty, the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.

Brad Pitt was once rumored in the role, after reports surfaced claiming that he had shot a cameo to appear in the first film. (We saw only Moriarty’s hand and silouette in that picture, and the actor who voiced him has not been named. Rumors that it was Pitt persist.) Daniel Day-Lewis has also been rumored, but we never figured that would actually happen.

Now there’s a report that a less famous but quite capable actor will play the role: Jared Harris. Read More »

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If nothing else, the Sherlock Holmes films are becoming a haven for fun casting inspirations. Case in point: Stephen Fry has been cast to play Mycroft Holmes, the older and equally brilliant brother of Sherlock, in Sherlock Holmes 2. Read More »

noomi_rapaceGirl with the Dragon Tattoo? Meet Sherlock and Watson. Noomi Rapace, who played the now iconic character Lisbeth Salander in the original film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, just signed to play the female lead in Sherlock Holmes 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Swedish star will appear alongside returning principals Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie when the film starts shooting later this year. Warner Brothers previously announced a December 6, 2011 release date for the sequel to the 2009 hit.

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