Cameras have started rolling on Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2. Want proof? How about photos from the set of Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, together again, as Sherlock and Watson. The sequel, which also stars Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris and Stephen Fry, is scheduled for release December 16, 2011. Check out the photos after the jump. Read More »
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The cast of Sherlock Holmes 2 is starting to come together, and since the first film began production two years ago, the biggest question mark in franchise lineup has been the actor who will play Professor Moriarty, the arch-nemesis of Sherlock Holmes.
Brad Pitt was once rumored in the role, after reports surfaced claiming that he had shot a cameo to appear in the first film. (We saw only Moriarty’s hand and silouette in that picture, and the actor who voiced him has not been named. Rumors that it was Pitt persist.) Daniel Day-Lewis has also been rumored, but we never figured that would actually happen.
Now there’s a report that a less famous but quite capable actor will play the role: Jared Harris. Read More »
If nothing else, the Sherlock Holmes films are becoming a haven for fun casting inspirations. Case in point: Stephen Fry has been cast to play Mycroft Holmes, the older and equally brilliant brother of Sherlock, in Sherlock Holmes 2. Read More »
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo? Meet Sherlock and Watson. Noomi Rapace, who played the now iconic character Lisbeth Salander in the original film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels, just signed to play the female lead in Sherlock Holmes 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Swedish star will appear alongside returning principals Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie when the film starts shooting later this year. Warner Brothers previously announced a December 6, 2011 release date for the sequel to the 2009 hit.
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Who will play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2? How about two-time Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis?
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Warner Bros has announced a December 16th 2011 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel Sherlock Holmes 2, starring Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law.
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The last time we talked about Guy Ritchie‘s King Arthur movie, it was suggested that a new script was going to be called for, superceding the Warren Ellis draft and now, we’ve found out who the new writer will be. The lucky winner is John Hodge, probably most famous for having written Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave and Trainspotting. If his adaptation of Trainspotting is anything to go by, he can certainly make order out of rather sprawling and tangled narrative messes, so perhaps he’s a great choice for guaranteeing a driving through-line in this episodic, stop-start storyline.
At least when Ellis was at the Word Processor the film’s basic shape was to be “very specifically about the gathering of the Knights”. Cue Lock Stock style ensemble of British character actors. Variety have reported that the basic source material will be Mallory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, but I can’t imagine the tone and flavour of a 15th century French romance being maintained under Ritchie’s directorship.
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You may recall that, last year, Warren Ellis mentioned he was working on a treatment for an Arthurian film that may or may not be a remake of Excalibur. Now Warner Bros. has evidently attached a director to the film: Guy Ritchie, ready for more adventure after scoring a success with Sherlock Holmes. Read More »