There are few characters from literature that take on a life of their own, but Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective, is definitely one of them. From his first appearance in 1887 in the "Strand Magazine", Sherlock Holmes and his constant companion Dr. Watson delighted every reader who came into contact with them, and when Conan Doyle, tiring of his masterly creation, killed him off in 1893, there was such a public outcry that he was forced to devise a complex story line to bring him back to life.
During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing.
After their father (Tim Robbins) is called into work, two young boys, Walter (Josh Hutcherson) and Danny (Jonah Bobo), are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart), and told they must stay inside.
When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything - or anyone - to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space.