Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Blimey!

Ridley Scott's planning to return to sci-fi for the first time since Blade Runner and Guy Ritchie's keen on Sherlock Holmes. The mind boggles. On both accounts.

12 comments:

Fran said...

Jason Statham as Sherlock Holmes...

:|

Mark Salisbury said...

And Vinnie Jones as Doc "Bonecrusher" Watson.

Fran said...

"Eliment-iry my dear fahckin' Watson, innit?!'

Ok, I'll stop now. I'm sure it's going to be very good :s

J.D. said...

I used to really enjoy Ritchie's film but as of late he really seems to have lost the plot. I admit I'm curious to see what his take will be on the material but I can already see the critics lining up to crucify him on this one.

Stram said...

Ridley Scott is also planning to make a new Robin Hood movie ?!? I want to hear more about that... If he does, he would have to do it very well, as well as Robin Hood deserves!

Matt J said...

Scott's shooting Nottingham right now-with Crowe as Robin Hood!
I'd love to see Scott tackle Sherlock Holmes & Ritchie do sci-fi.

Matt J said...

As to what the sci-fi project of Scott's may be didn't Dicaprio recently acquired the rights to Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD.

Mark Salisbury said...

I could be wrong, but I thought Scott's Nottingham was meant to be a modern spin on the legend.

I was a huge fan of Ritchie's in the early days. Went to the first ever press screening of Lock, Stock with about three others and for the first 15 minutes didn't much like it... then suddenly it all clicked and I laughed like a loon throughout. Remember being on set of Snatch and liking that film a lot too. Then came Madonna and he's not been the same since.

That said, I keep hearing good things regarding Ritchie's latest. Then again, it can't be any worse than Revolver which was incomprehensible...

Stram said...

All right, I googled Nottingham, and indeed it's not exactly about Robin Hood but about the Sheriff of Nottingham (Russel Crow), and the fact that he may not have been that bad, and about a love triangle between him, Mad Marion and Robin Hood... but i couldn't find the rest of the cast.

Gina said...

So uncanny... DeepDiscount has a 20% sale right now and I decided I want to pick up Blade Runner, but I wanted to ask you for your opinion because I remember you mentioning you wanting to pick up the briefcase set (which DD does not have available in DVD for some reason) last year. I think. Anyway, which do you recommend ... the 2-disc or 4-disc?

Mark Salisbury said...

The briefcase set wasn't on sale in the UK and rather than buy the US version I opted for the Region 2 five disc box set (in a very nice metal tin) and while you don't get either the briefcase (obviously) or the toy spinner, you do get all five versions (1982, international release, director's cut, work print and the Final Cut) plus assorted extras including the splendid Dangerous Days documentary. Personally, I'd go for the set with the most versions of the film and in the US that would be either the briefcase or the four-disc edition.

J.D. said...

Mark: Yeah, I loved Ritchie's first two films and then... Haven't seen REVOLVER yet but I did read how badly panned it got. And yeah, I've heard some positive buzz 'bout his new one and how it might lead to a trilogy of films. Hmm...