Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes?

Just Jared has provided first looks at Robert Downey Jr. as the first detective of literature.

Initially, this looks like Dr. Watson then his partner in crime, so judging from the images this is a prequel of his first case that earns him the title.

Guy Ritchie is directing. But from the previews I’ve seen of Rockarolla, it similar in style and tone to his previous films like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. So it would seem, Ritchie is planing on making an action / thriller in this adaptation then a crime / film noir