Ritchie Reinvents Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie has signed on to write and direct a reimagination of Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros. Pictures says the trades.

The film will based on Lionel Wigram’s forthcoming comic which reinvents Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic 19th century detective character as a more action-oriented creation. Some of Holmes’ more eccentric abilities such as boxing and swordfighting come into play much more.

Holmes has been portrayed on film and TV more than any other fictional character, with more than 75 actors having played the London detective in 200 films and TV shows since 1900.

Ritchie will rewrite and polish Michael Johnson’s script. Neil Marshall (“The Descent,” “Doomsday”) was previously on board to direct.