The first official trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes has been released online. I have to say this is not your grandpa’s Sherlock. The film stars Robert Downey Jr. in the title role with Jude Law as his side kick Dr. Watson. They are joined by Rachel McAdams as the love interest Irene Adler, and Mark Strong as the villain Lord Blackwood. I’ll admit, I was in no shape or form excited about Guy Ritchie being behind the latest adaptation of the famous literary character. But after watching this trailer, it doesn’t look half bad.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

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I love how amongst the old school British dialogue, RDJ still seems to bring out his sense of humor. Jude Law is surprisingly dead on as Watson, and am I the only one who notices that Zack Snyder-esque slow motion towards the end? Overall it looks pretty good, I think I’m going to give it a shot. Sherlock Holmes will be released in theaters on December 25, 2009.

What do you think of the first trailer for Sherlock Holmes?