Warner Bros Moving Forward on a Sherlock Holmes Sequel
by Alex Billington
September 21, 2009
This is not too uncommon, especially for Warner Brothers, but it's still exciting news nonetheless. 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. The THR article claims that "Brad Pitt has had discussions with producers to star as Holmes' nemesis Moriarty" though is no deal in place there yet. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are expected to return as Holmes and Dr. Watson as well.
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 (Five 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. This is either great news or just a hasty early decision, but from what I've seen so far, this is definitely a good sign. I'm looking forward to see the first one before getting excited about a sequel. You?