According to a Reuters report out today, Guy Ritchie, who hasn't done anything really interesting since 1999's Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (other than becoming "Mr. Madonna"), is in negotitations with Robert Downey Jr. for a new Sherlock Holmes project, based on a new comic book interpretation. Could be good news. Maybe. Ritchie can direct ... really... and there's no doubt about Downey Jr.'s abilities. But there are clouds on the horizon.
Meanwhile, Sacha Baron Cohen will soon star in Sherlock Holmes and be assisted by a Dr. Watson played by ... wait for it...Will Farrell.
I will repeat that.
Dr. Watson will be played by Will Farrell, again according to Reuters.
I will say it again for those of you whose brains may have imploded and already forgotten it in a desperate attempt at self-preservation of your sanity.
Dr. Watson will be played by Will Farrell, the same man who gave us Old School and A Night at the Roxbury.
Here's a frightening thought: Chris Kattan as Prof. Moriarty.
Another frightening thought: Dr. Watson running along Baker Street without his trousers.
I don't know if the canon can survive that kind of abuse.