A new trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes has recently made its way online. Unfortunately, the international trailer doesn’t show a whole lot different to what we’ve seen before in the first trailer that was released, but if you pay close attention you’ll notice a few fresh shots.
Ritchie’s take on the classic detective character sees Robert Downey Jr. dawn Holmes’ outfit and pick up his pipe. Co-starring in what looks like a nice mix of action, mystery and comedy are Jude Law as Holmes’ faithful assistant, Dr. Watson, Mark Strong as the villain, Lord Watson, and Rachel McAdams as the presumed love interest.
The most we get to see from this new trailer is the last few seconds, where Dr. Watson gives Holmes a smack on the face. Glad to see him standing on his own two feet!
I know there are probably people out there who don’t like the look of what Ritchie is doing with the Sherlock Holmes character. But I personally am liking everything I’ve seen from it so far, particularly the way Downey Jr. looks to be playing the character. The style that Ritchie has decided to go with – mixing action and comedy – is a hard thing to get right, but I think he looks to have pretty much nailed it.
What do you think of the latest Sherlock Holmes trailer? Do you like the look of this new adaptation of the classic detective character?
Sherlock Holmes hits theaters on Christmas Day in the US, and on Boxing Day in the UK, both in 2009.