I have been a big fan of Sherlock Holmes since junior high school so I was pretty excited to see a news story about a new Holmes motion picture that was being planned.
Excited, that is, until I read this toward the end of the story:
"...the plan is to play up Holmes' adventuresome side -- boxing, swordplay and, perhaps, aptitude on the violin -- rather than the intellectual influence placed on his sleuthing by creator Arthur Conan Doyle."
So I guess I can look forward to a new, improved, ass-kickin', sword-fightin', fiddle-playin' detective.
How inconsiderate of Doyle to place an "intellectual influence" on his creation.
Fortunately that's not something we have to worry about these days.
Just ask Karl Rove.