There’s no doubt that Warner Bros. wants this version of Sherlock Holmes, of which the vision is derived from the wild mind of Guy Ritchie, to be the exciting, exhilarating version of Sherlock Holmes. This runs in contrary to what many Holmes fans would suggest is the true nature of the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes has always been a thinker, a scientist and a clever detective. But Ritchie’s version seems to take on Holmes’ wild side — the boxer, the philanderer, the smart-ass. Fair enough, I suppose. It should make for a shiny, glossy Hollywood actioner fit for a holiday weekend release.

With that in mind, check out the new trailer for the film below, which comes courtesy of MTV. In it, we are given more of the film’s plot — including the looming presence of Lord Blackwood (Mark Strong), the film’s mysterious villain. As well, we see more action!

Sherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams and Mark Strong. It is in theaters December 25, 2009.

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