Leave it to Robert Downey Jr. to screw up and turn Sherlock Holmes into a wisecracking action hero who ends up handcuffed naked to a bed with Dr. Watson lighting farts and cackling.
Downey offered a sneaky peak Tuesday of "Sherlock Holmes," his new take on the cerebral detective created by Arthur Conan Doyle who must be vibrating the ground for miles around from such spinning underneath it.
Theater owners attending their annual ShoWest convention got to see Downey's Holmes also in a bruising boxing match while naked, diving naked from a tall building into London's Thames River and trading barbs with naked roommate Dr. Watson (Jude Law), who complains about the detective's naked slovenliness and nocturnal violin playing of "Turkey In The Straw" just before he drops off to sleep, completely naked.
"Holmes, does your depravity know no bounds?" Watson asks the detective, who immediately begins bounding up and downy on the bed, stark naked.
In one scene, the unclothed Holmes finds himself cuffed by both hands to a bed.
Downey also turns the detective into something of a ladies man as his Holmes gets a romantic interest (Rachel McAdams). Conan Doyle's Holmes lived a monk's life, save for one purely platonic dalliance with a female foil whose intellect he greatly admired but never appeared naked.
"I feel I've found the true Sherlock Holmes underneath that silly cape and deerstalker", stated Downey