Now this is a combination I would have never seen coming. Varietyreports that Guy Ritchie will be helming Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros. Yes, you heard that right. The iconic detective and his deerstalker cap are making a comeback -- and Ritchie is the man chosen to make it happen. It's nice to see him branching out ... I think.

The movie will be based not on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels, which I find no end of shocking, but on the Lionel Wigram's upcoming comic book. Ritchie is currently rewriting the script, previously written by Tony Peckham. The movie is being slated for a 2010 release.

The details are being kept under tight wraps, so I can only venture a guess that it will remain in foggy Victorian England. On the other hand, Warners says they are aiming to "reinvent" Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. Watson, and focus on making him more "adventuresome." They will focus on his skills as a boxer and swordsman -- which, again, suggests a Victorian Holmes, but plenty of modern characters find excuses to break out a blade.

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