Monday, September 21, 2009
A Sequel to 'Sherlock Holmes' is Elementary, My Dear Readers
Warner Brothers has already decided to move forward on the development on a sequel to Guy Ritchie's "Sherock Holmes." The movie won't hit theaters until Christmas Day, three months from now, but WB has hired writers Kieran and Michele Mulroney to start drafting a script for the sequel. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are expected to return as Holmes and Dr. Watson as well.
The THR article claims that "Brad Pitt has had discussions with producers to star as Holmes' nemesis Moriarty" though no deal is in place yet. During the summer it was rumored that Pitt had flown to Great Britain for the specific purpose of shooting scenes as Moriarty for the first Sherlock Holmes film.
Though representatives shot down the notion, Guy Ritchie later told MTV News that there would indeed be a Moriarty cameo of sorts in his picture, however he would not reveal the actor portraying him. Pitt's involvement as Moriarty in the first film has been discussed often, but word is the character only shows up in the shadows in the script.
The Mulroney's broke out with their indie superhero script "Paper Man" and apparently were the lead writers on "Justice League: Mortal," which is no longer in active development. As for "Sherlock Holmes," the upcoming movie was co-written by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham ("5ive Days to Midnight," "Invictus"), and Simon Kinberg ("Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "X-Men: The Last Stand," "Jumper"), based on an idea first developed by Lionel Wigram.
I'm looking forward to seeing the first one before getting excited about a sequel.
How about you?
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: Rope of Silicon, Latino Review, First Showing, Risky Biz Blog