By this point, it’s safe to say that we’re probably all a little tired of endless Sherlock Holmes reimaginings. Pretty much every actor in Hollywood has appeared in some movie or television show starring the famous detective.
We’ve seen Iron Man Sherlock Holmes (“Sherlock Holmes”), Gandalf Sherlock Holmes (“Mr Holmes”), Doctor Sherlock Holes (“House”), and two different versions of Modern Sherlock Holmes (“Sherlock” and “Elementary”).
When a new Holmes adaptation appears on the horizon, it’s easy to dismiss Legendary’s new movie entirely. Oh, do your version of Sherlock Holmes is a teenage girl? Good for you, but we’ve had enough of these stories, thank you very much.
Of course, in order to make “Enola Holmes” palatable, Legendary has cast a prolific actor in the main role: none other than “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown.
Yup, that’ll do. Congratulations, Legendary: you’ve just made Sherlock Holmes (or a variation thereof) interesting again.
The movie will be an adaptation of a book series, also called “Enola Holmes”, in which the titular character, Sherlock’s little sister, runs away from boarding school, essentially in order to become a private detective – all while being pursued by Sherlock himself, to give things are greater sense of urgency.
All of this feels like a somewhat convoluted justification for letting Eleven run around with a different set of magic brain powers, but what matters here is the casting, rather than the story itself.
Sherlock Holmes is boring; we’ve seen enough of him. Millie Bobby Brown, on the other hand, is still very much in demand.
It’s worth noting that it another of her upcoming roles, Brown will be fighting Godzilla (or at least standing somewhere near him). It doesn’t matter what circumstance this actor is put in, people are eager to see more of her.
This being the case, if anyone can save the horribly overdone Sherlock fad that the industry has bee caught up in lately, it’s Millie Bobby Brown.
Her first case: solving the mystery of why Hollywood is still so insistent that we want these kinds of stories in the first place!