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Young Sherlock Holmes set for a reboot…

November 23rd, 2012 by Marc Comments

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?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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