Has anyone watched BBC's Sherlock series? Its a modern rendering of Sherlock Holmes taking place in modern day London. Sherlock texts, Watson blogs, basically its awesome.
I wasn't sure if it would work but this series captures the characters so well that you believe completely that it could and should be taking place in present time. The series perfectly captures the humour and wit that Sherlock has in his eccentric way, a trait that is sadly left out in most takes on Sherlock Holmes. The production is fantastic with everything feeling modern yet fanciful, urbane yet mysterious. And of course, the acting is perfection!