Want a better look at Guy Ritchie’s adaptation of Sherlock Holmes? Well now you can see Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and the rest of the cast in hi-res detail, thanks to a photo gallery that Warner Bros. has posted online.
The photos don’t reveal anything really new about the film, though considering the amount of trailers, TV spots, posters and other pormo materials that have already been released for Sherlock Holmes, maybe they want to save a few surprises for when the film actually drops this Christmas.
For now, enjoy nitpicking these hi-res photos to death. But first, an official studio-released synopsis!
Sherlock Holmes has made his reputation finding the truth at the heart of the most complex mysteries. With the aid of Dr. John Watson, his trusted ally, the renowned “consulting detective” is unequaled in his pursuit of criminals of every stripe, whether relying on his singular powers of observation, his remarkable deductive skills, or the blunt force of his fists.
After a string of brutal, ritualistic murders, Holmes and Watson arrive just in time to save the latest victim and uncover the killer: the unrepentant Lord Blackwood. As he approaches his scheduled hanging, Blackwood–who has terrorized inmates and jailers alike with his seeming connection to dark and powerful forces–warns Holmes that death has no power over him and, in fact, his execution plays right into Blackwood’s plans.
And when, by all indications, Blackwood makes good on his promise, his apparent resurrection panics London and confounds Scotland Yard. But to Holmes, the game is afoot.
Racing to stop Blackwood’s deadly plot, Holmes and Watson plunge into a world of the dark arts and startling new technologies, where logic is sometimes the best crime-fighting weapon…but where a good right hook will often do the job.
“Crime is common. Logic is rare.”
For a look at the full hi-res gallery, go HERE.
From that official synopsis, it sounds like they could have titled this film “When Sherlock met Houdini.” Seriously though, early word is that this film is going to be good holiday fun for all. Will you be in attendance?
Sherlock Holmes opens on Christmas Day.