Since Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's detective has gone on to appear in over 200 films and be played by 70 different actors, becoming the most frequently portrayed character in movie history. But that image of an uptight, acerbic character wearing a deerstalker cap and Inverness cape is about to be blown out of the water in the 2009 version of 'Sherlock Holmes.'
Under the direction of edgy director Guy Ritchie, we now have the quick-witted, bare-chested version of the Victorian era's 007. Indeed, Robert Downey Jr.'s rugged version of Sherlock Holmes relies as much on kung-fu skills and swordplay as he does on his powers of deduction. And as for loyal sidekick Dr. Watson, Jude Law's take is to turn him from bumbling buffoon to equally brilliant colleague who just happens to be handy in a scrap too.
Moviefone traveled to the home of er, Holmes, in a wintry London to chat with Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Guy Ritchie. Using our own powers of deductions -- OK, questions submitted from fans -- we learned what super sleuth names Downey and Law would really like, how McAdams stole socks from the set (10 pairs of them!) and discovered the likelihood of Guy Ritchie directing a light-hearted rom-com (here's a clue, it's the opposite of yes).