While Step Brothers was one of those films that a lot of people enjoyed, there are a few naysayers amongst the movie goers. The comedy team of John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell is coming back and this time they are setting their high school grade level humor sites on Holmes and Watson. Yeah, Sherlock Holmes.
This is obviously not going to be a serious take on the literary classic, rather this is going to be more satirical. The director of Holmes and Watson is Etan Cohen who worked with Will Ferrell on Get Hard. Originally the role of Watson was to be played by Sacha Baron Cohen but that iteration stalled out.
It is interesting that there is a lot of interest in the Sherlock Holmes and Watson characters. In movies we have had a few iterations of the classic characters including one starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. On the small screen we have seen creative liberties taken in Elementary starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and also the series Sherlock by Benedict Cumberbatch. To say Sherlock Holmes and Watson are popular may be an understatement.
Previously the duo of Will Ferrell and John C Reilly worked together on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights- both of which were commercial successes in theaters. It remains to be seen if the fans of Sherlock Holmes, or comedies in general, will be interested in Holmes and Watson though. This is uncharted territory for both the intellectual property and the actors involved.