Warner Bros. already planning Sherlock 3?

Deadline have reported this week that production company, Warner Bros. have hired Drew Pearce (No Heroics, Iron Man 3) to write the script for Sherlock Holmes 3, this would be the second sequel to the 2009 Guy Ritchie directed film starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson respectively.

This news comes before the opening of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, which is due for release on the 16th December. The film focuses on the battle between Holmes, Watson and their nemesis, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). While Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) joins Rachel McAdams in the sequel.

Is this a slight oversight by Warner Bros., expecting the sequel to be as big as the original Christmas smash? Or do you think they have a good running franchise on their hands? Personally, I enjoyed the first film but, for me, it didn’t have to be Sherlock Holmes but appeared as quite a good comedy cum detective film. Check out the trailer for the second and see what you think?

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Ollie has written for Front Row Reviews pretty much since its inception about seven years ago whilst still studying Film & Television. Since then, he was trust into the world of independent film distribution and has recently started working with Picturehouse Entertainment in their Marketing Department. Having written and produced two radio series, he is moving hoping to (one day) write a web series/short film/feature (delete as appropriate ;)). His favourite director is David Lynch (which makes him make a lot of sense!) and his favourite films are The Hours, Mulholland Drive, Volver, Blade Runner and Bridget Jones Diary.

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