It was reported in June that Warner Bros. had hired Guy Ritchie to write and direct a new Sherlock Holmes movie. It's said to be more action oriented than traditional Holmes. Since then we've found out that Robert Downy Jr. will be playing Holmes. Awesome. Last week it was rumored--and denied--that Russell Crowe was to play Dr. Watson. Today it's been reported that Crowe is likely to play none other than Holmes arch nemesis himself; Professor Moriarty! Again, awesome. Exclusive: Sherlock Holmes May Have Something To Crowe About After All - Movie News - Latest Movie Reviews and trailers It would appear that the game is afoot! I'm not really a Ritchie fan, but I think he's competent enough and I'm already looking forward to this. I've been waiting for a good modern Holmes adventure for a while, years ago I thought that Dan Aykroyd would have made a good Watson, but it's a bit late for that now I think. Anyone else looking forward to this as much as me?