This photo (I’ll update with a better picture when it comes out) of the teaser poster for Sherlock Holmes has me quite surprised. This is not how I expected Sherlock to look. There is a certain edge, a certain darkness I don’t generally imagine the character having.
Then again maybe I just didn’t read the novels closely enough. Or don’t remember them well enough.
Anyways, this is the very first poster, so a lot could happen with the campaign. But right now the focus seems to be Robert Downey Jr. IS Sherlock Holmes. Which seems like fine pitch as far as I’m concerned. Several films have now been sold on top Johnny Depp playing an interesting character, and after Iron Man Downey seems to be inhabiting a similar position in the public’s consciousness.
As a matter of fact I would love if more films were sold based on great actors delivering riveting performances. That would probably mean more good movies were being made.
You can see some more ShoWest posters here, including many you have seen before, but now in the crappy photo version!