Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate sues Netlfix!
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate sues Netflix!
Well everyone I have an interesting bit of news for you all, especially if you’re fans of the “Sherlock Holmes,” books by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and of the book series Enola Holmes by Nancy Springer. Netflix has the movie version of Enola Holmes coming on Netflix in September 2020. It was originally supposed to come out into the theaters but due to the Corona Virus, Netflix got the rights to it. Milly Bobby Brown from Stranger Things is playing the main character of Enola, Henry Cavill is playing Sherlock Holmes a very handsome one at that. Other big actors such as Helena Bonham Carter, Fiona Shaw (she played Harry Potters Aunt Petunia), and Sam Claflin will be in the movie too. However here is where we unfortunately get to the lawsuit. Although Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is no longer alive, his estate is going after Netflix. The estate of the deceased author believes that the show is making Sherlock Holmes totally out of character. Doyle’s estate is also going after Nancy Springer too. According to my source The Verge,
After the stories that are now in the public domain, and before the Copyrighted Stories, the Great War happened. In World War I Conan Doyle lost his eldest son, Arthur Alleyne Kingsley. Four months later he lost his brother, Brigadier-general Innes Doyle. When Conan Doyle came back to Holmes in the Copyrighted Stories between 1923 and 1927, it was no longer enough that the Holmes character was the most brilliant rational and analytical mind. Holmes needed to be human. The character needed to develop human connection and empathy.
Conan Doyle made the surprising artistic decision to have his most famous character—known around the world as a brain without a heart—develop into a character with a heart. Holmes became warmer. He became capable of friendship. He could express emotion. He began to respect women.