Guy Ritchie Partly Confirms Moriarty Rumors

After a dodgy sounding rumor appeared in The Daily Mirror earlier this week, Warner Bros. were rather quick to quash it. No, they said – Brad Pitt had not been enlisted to join the cast of Sherlock Holmes. This was taken by many as a full on undermining of all elements of the story, but that was probably a big mistake.

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Is Brad Pitt secretly filming a part in Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? According to the not-to-be-trusted British Tabloids, Pitt will be playing the detective’s arch enemy Moriarty. The Daily Mirror claims that 10 extra days of filming have been ordered to shoot Pitt’s scenes. And while I’d normally call “bullshit” on such a story, some (but not all) of the facts do add up.

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A new British trailer for the Sherlock Holmes picture by Guy Ritchie has been let loose, timed to coincide with the release of the new Harry Potter. As well as running in our cinemas it is of course online, and you can see it after the break. While the overall structure of the thing and much of the material is the same as the US cut, there is quite a lot of new mucking about too. If you’re looking forward to the film, as many are, it probably gives you more of just what you’re waiting for. On the other hand, you like I might be more interested in an alternative take on Holmes that the BBC are preparing…

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Want to know when new trailers for Where The Wild Things Are, Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jennifer’s Body and District 9 are scheduled to hit? We have some updates after the jump.

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Warner Bros Announces Comic-Con Line-Up

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Warner Bros has officially announced the panels they will be presenting at the 2009 SAn Diego Comic-Con International. Films include The Final Destination, Where The Wild Things Are, The Book Of Eli, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Box, Jonah Hex, Sherlock Holmes, and Shorts. Full information after the jump.

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Sherlock Holmes Character Posters

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Warner Bros has premiered two character posters for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes. The posters feature Robert Downey Jr as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson, and the taglines: “Nothing Escapes Him” and “Crime Will Pay”. Maybe they shoulda said “Not Your Father’s Sherlock Holmes”… oh wait, another film already took that slogan this summer. Check out both posters after the jump.

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Warner Bros has released the trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s Sherlock Holmes. The film stars Robert Downey Jr as the title character, in fresh new take on the popular mystery novels. Jude Law co-stars as Dr. John Watson, Rachel McAdams plays Holmes’ love-interest, “the deceptive” Irene Adler. And Mark Strong plays the film’s villain Lord Blackwood, an industrialist who “holds sway over a cult of dark-arts practitioners and claims to possess supernatural powers, is linked to a series of murders.”

The film’s Pirates-esque action-comedy tone is front and center in the new trailer, as is Ritchie’s signature style with dutch angles and Fight Night-like slow-motion bare-knuckle bouts. Check out the trailer after the jump and leave your thoughts below!
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Warner Bros has premiered ten new photos from Guy Ritchie‘s upcoming big screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. The photos accompany a USA Today report from the London set, which makes it evident that “this isn’t your father’s Star Trek… I mean, Sherlock Holmes.” I highly recommend checking it out, but for those of you who don’t have the time to read the whole article, I have compiled the cliffnotes after the jump.

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