OK, who remembers Young Shelock Holmes? Watson being attacked my evil buns? The knight coming out of the church stained glass window? It’s far from perfect, but it has a place in our hearts…
But it’s kinda filed under ‘oddity’. Directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, Nicholas Rowe and Alan Cox’s performance as Holmes and Watson was actually pretty fun. And, as it was made in 1985, it was one of those kids’ movies that dared to be a bit scary. So overall, it worked.
Now, it has been announced, according to Dark Horizons, that a remake is on its way. Written by Evan Spiliotopoulos, who is scripting Wanted 2, and produced by original movie writer Chris Columbus, it seems that this one will once again chronicle Holmes’ and Watson’s first meeting as they attend a boarding school that is the setting for a series of grizzly murders.
It will have nothing to do with the current incarnations of Holmes and Watson as portrayed by Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law.
We’re indifferent, but this does seem an odd choice as it’s pretty much forgotten about. That said, with Sherlock, Elementary and the Shelock Holmes movies all being big successes, it seems, well, elementary, really. A good if not remarkable movie, we never dreamed it would be rebooted… but we’ll remain indifferent for now. Thoughts?