First UK Poster for Bill Condon's 'Mr. Holmes' Starring Ian McKellen

February 6, 2015
Source: Twitter

Mr. Holmes Teaser

The Man Behind The Myth. It's another story about Sherlock Holmes starring Ian McKellen as the iconic detective. I can't wait to see this. Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival, which just kicked off, is the new film from Bill Condon (director of Dreamgirls, The Fifth Estate, Breaking Dawn) starring the legendary Ian McKellen as an "aged, retired" Sherlock Holmes. The festival description says that Holmes undertakes "one final big journey, experiences a botanical miracle and resolves to tell a compassionate lie." It's a simple but sleek and effective poster, plus another good reminder that the movie is finally premiering at Berlinale.

Here's the new poster tweeted by Sir Ian McKellen with the note: "Sorry to be a tease, but I hope you like it."

Mr. Holmes Teaser Poster

Synopsis from IMDb for Mr. Holmes: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman. Mr. Holmes, or A Slight Trick of the Mind which is the title of Mitch Cullin's novel this is based on, is being directed by Oscar winner Bill Condon (of Gods and Monsters, Kinsey, Dreamgirls, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, The Fifth Estate previously). The script is by Jeffrey Hatcher and Bill Condon. The film was shot last year around England, with support from BBC Films and FilmNation. Mr. Holmes will be premiering at the Berlin Film Festival this month in Germany. Stay tuned for a review and additional updates. No US release is set yet. Follow @IanMcKellen for more.

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What makes this the real Sherlock Holmes

OfficialJab on Feb 6, 2015



Brian Sleider on Feb 6, 2015


As far as I can tell, the concept is: what if Holmes was a real man that the stories were based on? Even the official description says: "When he goes to the cinema and sees a film about himself, he mostly shakes his head. For much of what he is purported to have done in the heroic stories has simply been made up. He never wore the legendary hat and, rather than the pipe, he always preferred a cigarette."

Alex Billington on Feb 6, 2015


Thanks for adjusting your intro, Alex

realsherlockholmes on Feb 8, 2015


Good grief. Sherlock is the new "vampires"/ zombies. Just milk the f**k out of it till people can't stand it anymore.

avconsumer2 on Feb 6, 2015


I AM THE REAL SHERLOCK HOLMES. But seriously though, Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character. Where on earth did you get 'real' Sherlock Holmes from Alex? Even the synopsis for the source novel says 'a brilliant imagining of our greatest fictional detective'

realsherlockholmes on Feb 6, 2015


Just messing around. Not saying he really was real, I know who Sherlock Holmes is. (Also just landed when I posted this crazy jet lag.) But the film is playing him like he's a real person. No? That's where "real" came from.

Alex Billington on Feb 6, 2015


probably should have put 'real' then, with the quotes. For a moment I thought we were getting a movie about Dr Joseph Bell...

realsherlockholmes on Feb 7, 2015


Perfect Casting. X)

Mark Brackney on Feb 7, 2015

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