Sherlock Holmes script
Synopsis: When a string of brutal murders terrorizes London, it doesn't take long for legendary detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his crime-solving partner, Dr. Watson (Jude Law), to find the killer, Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong). A devotee of the dark arts, Blackwood has a bigger scheme in mind, and his execution plays right into his plans. The game is afoot when Blackwood seems to rise from the grave, plunging Holmes and Watson into the world of the occult and strange technologies.

A man in plainclothes sits to one side of the officers:

DR. JOHN WATSON, physically as tough as anyone else in

the carriage, but with a more pensive air about him. A

thinking man of action.

3 EXT. STREETS OF LONDON - NIGHT 3

Almost tipping over, the carriage turns onto the

Embankment and hurtles through the writhing fog along the

river.

As the carriage banks, we see Holmes cut across the

carriage path again, taking a line the horses cannot

follow.

CUT TO:

ANOTHER ANGLE:

Holmes bursts out of an alley, sprints round a corner and

runs across a courtyard to a side door.

WE PULL BACK to see the FACADE OF ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL.

3.

4 OMITTED 4

5 INT. CATHEDRAL CRYPTS - ENTRANCE - NIGHT 5

Holmes enters through the door and stands at the top of a

stairwell. He takes a moment to recover; he's fit, but

not as fit as he used to be.

Holmes descends the stairwell to a door and a spiral

staircase beyond it. He stops at the doorway and peers

round the corner.

A lantern glow ascends the spiral stairway towards

Holmes. Holmes withdraws into the shadows behind the

door. A BOWLER-HATTED MAN ascends the stairs, carrying

the lantern and a gun.

He peers behind the door and holds the lantern up to the

shadows, but does not see Holmes, who has pulled his

black jacket up to conceal his face. The man swings the

lantern away again. He peers about, confused.

We see Holmes' eyes from the shadows, as he lowers his

jacket and thinks through his plan of attack.

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Simon Kinberg

Simon David Kinberg (born August 2, 1973) is an British-born American screenwriter and film producer. He is best known for his work in the X-Men film franchise, and wrote and/or produced several other box-office successes such as Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Sherlock Holmes, Cinderella, and The Martian, earning an Academy Award nomination for the latter. His production company is Genre Films (usually credited as Kinberg Genre), which has a first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. more…

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