I'm a big fan of Sherlock Holmes (who isn't?), so I've been reading with interest about the new film adaptation featuring Robert Downey Jr. as the deerstalkered sleuth.
I was a little concerned today to read that Jude Law (pictured) has been cast as Watson.
I've always enjoyed the 1940s Basil Rathbone-Nigel Bruce interpretation of the stories. Bruce became progressively portly and feeble-minded over the course of the series — to the point where Sherlock would reveal a clue and Watson would basically grunt like an idiot.
I feel like Jude Law is going to try to bring something "new" to the role. Mainly, not being a drooling nincompoop.
Why mess with the formula, people? That's cinematic gold!