Guy Ritchie wanted 3-D Sherlock sequel

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Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law portray the crime-solving duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in this 2009 crime/mystery flick based on the character of the title name. With aid from former adversary Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams), Holmes and Watson investigate a series of murders connected to occult rituals. Mark Strong plays the villain Lord Blackwood, who has somehow returned after his execution to take over the British Empire using an arsenal of dark arts and new technologies.
December 13th, 2011

Guy Ritchie "pushed" for 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows' to be in 3-D.

The British director was keen for the sequel - starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law - to use innovative forms of camera work but after a meeting with studio Warner Bros. it was decided it should be avoided.

He said: "I am a fan of 3-D movies and I am a bit of a film geek. Actually, I did try to push this for 3-D but the main reticence was there was a lot of 3-D coming out and it felt almost tired at the time when we were embarking on this.

"I am a fan of anything innovative but at the time it just didn't feel like that. If we would have gone a bit earlier I think I would have pushed harder for it."

Robert - who did all of his own stunts in the action adventure movie - admits he was glad the picture did not utilise 3-D because it can be cumbersome when trying to shoot improvised scenes.

He told BANG Showbiz: "When you are shooting in 3-D you can't have that swiftness of movement. Sometimes Guy would be doing really, really innovative shots and it kind of leans on being able to guerrilla style here and there.

"Sometimes I think as it stands right now, 3-D can be really efficient. But I'm sure the tech will catch up with the needs."