Sherlock Holmes 3 gets screenwriter


The two Robert Downey Jr. Led Sherlock Holmes movies made a crap ton of money and, in all fairness, were a descent amount of fun. You’d think in this sequel hungry world that means we’d see another one as quick as possible, but it’s been five years since Game of Shadows released and left us all on a cliffhanger. That’s mostly because Downey Jr. has been incredibly busy with Marvel things. 

It seems everyone, including Warner Bros., co-start Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie is, interested in coming, but schedules are mess. Despite that Warner Bros. has screenwriter James Coyne rewriting Drew Pearce’s screenplay for the third Sherlock Holmes. That screenplay has been sitting around a while so breathing new life into it may mean we’ll be seeing Holmes sooner rather than later. 

Coyne isn’t that an adept screenwriter. He’s credits include include Dominic Purcell-directed Vikingdom and the actioner Puncture Wounds, both of which were not well received. Still, these Holmes films are much more style over substance that play more off of Holmes as a hero than diving deep into his character. With Downey Jr. saying they’ll be getting to the movie this year we may see a new mystery on screen soon.

[via Deadline]

Matthew Razak
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