When you think of Sherlock Holmes, you think of Basil Rathbone interrogating the cultured aristocracy of Victorian England in a drawing room somewhere.
When you think of Guy Ritchie, you think of the rough and gritty crimeland of lower class, modern day England as portrayed in Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and the upcoming RocknRolla. And, yes, to be honest, that awful Swept Away remake he made with his wife Madonna.
But the character and director who appear to be on the opposite sides of the social spectrum will soon meet. Variety is reporting that Ritchie has signed on to direct a new Sherlock Holmes movie based on an upcoming comic book by Lionel Wigram.
The movie is tentatively scheduled for a 2010 release.