Guy Ritchie Directing Sherlock Holmes

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Guy Ritchie has come aboard to direct Warner Bros.’ Sherlock Holmes for Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin, reports Variety.

Ritchie is also working on a rewrite/polish of Tony Peckham’s script, based on Wigram’s upcoming comic book “Sherlock Holmes.” The studio is eyeing a 2010 release.

The logline remains under wraps, but executives at Warners are aiming to reinvent Holmes and sidekick Dr. John H. Watson. Wigram’s noted that the new Holmes would be more adventuresome and take advantage of his skills as a boxer and swordsman.