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.


Head cocked to the left, partial

deafness in right ear. First

point of attack.


FOCUS ON the spot behind the man's right ear, just at the

top of the jaw -- the most vulnerable point. Holmes

launches a hammer blow, and we ramp from 24 fps to 400

fps (ULTRA SLOW MOTION) as he makes contact. The man's

head is thrown back as he spins round.


Then throat, paralyze vocal

chords, stop screaming.

BACK TO 24 fps. The man's mouth opens to cry out. We

RAMP BACK UP TO 400 fps as his Adam's Apple is struck

with a precision karate chop, strangling his scream.


Stink of alcohol, heavy drinker --

knuckles to liver.

BACK TO 24 fps, RAMPING TO 400 fps as a devastating

knuckle-punch to the liver doubles up the bowler-hatted

thug and crumples him to his knees.





Holmes flashes out of the shadows, moving so fast that we

can barely see what he's doing.

THWACK! Hammer blow to ear.

CRACK! Karate chop to throat.

WHAP! Knuckle punch to liver.

BACK TO NORMAL MOTION as the man crumples to the ground,

Holmes takes his bowler hat from his head and flips it

onto his own in one super fast move.

Holmes drags the battered man into the shadows, lifts his

lantern and proceeds down the spiral staircase.

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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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