29 December 2009

It's Elementary, My Dear Dabblers...Brad Brings Out His Bad Guy for Next HOLMES

Although it almost might too early, we're beginning to smell a trend. You?  Avatar might be making most of the headlines, but we're more interested in a movie that's a little closer to Holmes.  (And no, once again, it has nothing to do with the fact that everyone else is at a matinee of that very movie even as we speak.)

It does, however, have everything to do with Sherlock Holmes 2.   Yep, you heard it here first, dabblers.  While Holmes' opening box office of $65M may not be news to the internet-at-large, director Guy Ritchie's confirmation of the sequel is.   On one hand, the ex-Mister Madonna has already signed both Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law, who portrays the great detective's sidekick Watson in the current flick, for the second installment. We're pleased.  Though not nearly to the extent that we're pleased for what's on the other hand.

Actually, we're psyched.  Pop Eater has just reported that our favorite pretty boy Brad Pitt also announced his Holmes 2 confirmation today.  That would be enough to get us pumped.  But the fact that he'll be playing none other than literature's first super villain - and surely the next one to grace the Silver Screen --- Professor James Moriarty, has really got our panties in a bunch.

In case you're not up on your Conan Doyle, Moriarty was, of course, Sherlock Holmes' arch-nemesis. He was so evil, London's underworld - and Sherlock himself - dubbed him the' Napoleon of Crime'.   Long story short, Moriarty was Crime itself. And in just a couple of years, Brad will be, too.

Pitt and Ritchie have apparently been big fans of one another since 2000, when Pitt starred in Ritchie's Snatch.   Holmes 2 will be the next time they work together. Clearly, that's one reunion where The Dabbler won't be anywhere but in the front row. 

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