10 Movies Sleuths That Need a Sherlock Holmes Reboot Comments - Mania.com


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DaForce1 12/23/2009 1:00:18 AM

Um, you guys do realize that this 'version' of Sherlock Holmes is actually like Doyle wrote him in the first place, right? Same thing as Daniel Craig's 'version' of James Bond is the way Fleming actually wrote the character in the books. 

Moz72 12/23/2009 1:07:04 AM

Interesting suggestions Kent, but I  think todays audience-especially the GUYS- would be more interested in re-makes/reboots of Dirty Harry, Phillip Marlowe, and Bullitt.

Don't know who could play Dirty Harry, those are some big shoes to fill and any actor willing to try for the role has the shadow of Clint Eastwood hangng over him. How about Ray Stevenson?

Phillip Marlowe: If only Powers Boothe were 20 years younger. Powers Boothe played Marlowe in the HBO series in 83 and 86, and he was perfect in the role.

Agree w/ your choice of Brad Pitt for Bullitt. I think Ford would jump at the opportunity to feature it's Pony car in a remake of Bulitt. The release of the film would lure muscle car enthusiasts to the movies and result in big sales for Ford.

After the billions Disney made with Hannah Montana, and the High School Musical movies with Zac Effron, I can definitely see Disney studios using the Hardy Boys as a money making vehicle for Joe and Kevin Jonas.

gauleyboy420 12/23/2009 1:22:53 AM

I'd watch Scarlett Johansen in anything, SHE IS CURVALISIOUSLY HOT!!!

Oh yeah, you forgot Matlock...

almostunbiased 12/23/2009 4:10:51 AM

Matlock with explosions.

mosgza 12/23/2009 4:37:59 AM

 I guess 1975's baddest detective ever, Mitchell, just barely missed the cut.  I understand - nobody could master the original performance of JDB anyhow.

From IMDB: "Joe Don Baker is Mitchell- a hard-nosed, soft-bellied cop with an affinity for porn and Schlitz. His latest assignment has him engaging in no-speed car chases, yelling at children, shooting innocents and sloppily carousing Linda Evans."

...Kimbo Slice?  Really?

Wiseguy 12/23/2009 5:13:09 AM

How about Jake and the Fatman cause I find obesity funny. Or Kojak cause nothing says "tough guy" like sucking on a lollipop

Oh, and Dirty Harry must NEVER EVER be rebooted. Clint will still beat the snot out of anyone who dares.

monkeyfoot 12/23/2009 6:41:27 AM

All of these listed are what I call Franchise Characters. This means they are meant to have ongoing adventures basically with no end in comics, novels, TV, movies, whatever. You can create new stories or adapt established ones as long as the public will keep enjoying them. Go for it.

I do however say that Dirty Harry is so identified with Eastwood that I would only be interested in a reboot if Clint himself directed it. Then you know it has the stamp of approval.

Wiseguy 12/23/2009 6:59:34 AM

I don't mind Dirty Harry style characters but I just can't see anyone else doing the actual Dirty Harry justice

I think one of the better Dirty Harry knockoffs to me was Timothy Olyphant in Deadwood. And he's doing it again in the upcoming "Justified" series which looks pretty damn good

rmilner 12/23/2009 8:11:47 AM

I would like to see Charlie Chan redone. Maybe with Jackie Chan as Charlie.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 12/23/2009 8:36:59 AM

I'd add to that Alex Cross but this time start from the  beginning and stay true to the books and villains.  And I nominate Denzel Washington.  The good acting one not the bad one.

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