“Alas, my dear Watson, we will be back to the theatres!”
Though the initial script for the 3rd instalment of the “Sherlock Holmes” was written by Drew Pearce, who is best known for his work on “Iron Man 3” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation“, Warner Bros. Pictures has enlisted James Coyne to rewrite the script for Guy Ritchie’s franchise.
According to Deadline, James Coyne penned a fresh script last year for the re-adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic adventure novel, “Treasure Island”.
During the press tour for “Captain America: Civil War“, actor Robert Downey Jr. revealed that director Ritchie, Jude Law, and himself hoped that filming for the detective film can start this year.
“If we could shoot it on Skype, we could have the whole (movie) done in a week. When we’re making those Sherlock movies it is off the hook. So we’ll attempt to make one this year. It really is a big deal to go and do those movies. I’m tired all the time, but I’m so excited about it,” he told reporters.
That being said, we are not too sure if Downey Jr. can start filming this year as his plate is already full with his other commitments with Marvel Studios (“Spiderman: Homecoming” and “Avengers: Infinity Wars”). Also, Law and Ritchie are still trying to wrap up post-production on “King Arthur” that will be released next year.
It seems like the plan for “Sherlock Holmes 3” may still be laying dormant somewhere under the rug for longer that we expected. Hopefully they will be able to start filming this year so that the movie can be out say, 2018?
We will continue to update you on “Sherlock Holmes 3” as soon as more information becomes available :)