Guy Ritchie is set to direct Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes for Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin.
According to Variety, Ritchie is also working on a rewrite and polish of Tony Peckham's script, based on Wigram's upcoming comicbook "Sherlock Holmes."
The plot remains under wraps, but executives at Warners are aiming to reinvent Holmes and sidekick Dr. John H. Watson. Wigram's noted that the new Holmes would be more adventuresome and take advantage of his skills as a boxer and swordsman.
Arthur Conan Doyle's stories about Holmes, written in the late 19th century, emphasized the detective's intellectual brilliance and power of deductive reasoning. The pipe-smoking character has been portrayed in more than 200 film and TV shows.
The studio is aiming for a 2010 release.