Sherlock Holmes

Holmes and Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to the whole of England



Guy Ritchie

Based on

Characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey, Dan Lin

Production Companies

Silver Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, Wigram Productions


Warner Bros.

Dneg VFX Supervisor

David Vickery

Dneg VFX Producers

Matt Plummer, Claudia Dehmel

Dneg CG Supervisor

Rick Leary

Release Date

25th December 2009

Sherlock Holmes is set in 1893, at the height of the late Victorian period. The river Thames is the lifeblood of London and Tower Bridge is still under construction, bridging the Docklands at the East End of the city.

Fun, action-packed reintroduction to Conan Doyle's classic characters. Part Two should provide more in the way of scope.Empire


Director Guy Ritchie (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) has created an exciting new portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, played by Robert Downey Jr in his latest film. In this refreshingly updated take on the quintessential Englishman, Holmes displays impressive fighting skills to match his powers of intellect. The production team, including overall VFX Supervisor, Chas Jarrett, turned to Double Negative to realise some of the most challenging effects.

The Double Negative team, lead by VFX Supervisor, David Vickery, CG Supervisor, Rick Leary and 2D Supervisor, Alan Boucek, were charged with the task of recreating London of the time, complete with a version of Tower Bridge that was still under construction, in which to play out the final dramas of the film.





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