Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Just to prove why people groan when Hollyweird says "We're making

'X' book into a movie!", I give you
GUY Ritchie's plan to put a gay spin on the relationship of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in his new movie about the detective and his sidekick could backfire.

Robert Downey Jr, who plays Holmes, has revealed the crimebuster will sleep with and have sweaty grappling scenes with Watson, played by Jude Law, in "Sherlock Holmes," due out Christmas Day.

"We're two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It's bad-ass," Downey told Britain's News of the World. Added much-in-the-news Law: "Guy wanted to make this about the relationship between Watson and Holmes. They're both mean and complicated."

Yeah, THAT'S just effing thrilling to hear, isn't it? Ah, but they have a plan, you see:
Still, some fans welcome the jolt. Manhattan thriller writer Jason Starr, whose book "Panic Attack" hits stores this week, said: "This sounds like exactly the type of updating the series needs to attract a new generation. Playing up the homoerotic undercurrents in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' worked rather well. If Conan Doyle was writing today, he would have been much more provocative with the characters."
So, some morons decide to 'update the series' by throwing this crap in. A good story isn't enough, strong characters don't count, but this garbage does.

I hope the damn thing bombs on a level that would normally be used to whack a bunker full of Taliban.

I'd say 'thanks to Ace for pointing this out', but he just messed up my morning.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

Another opportunity to save my money. Thanks for the heads-up.