New in Hollywood never singly comes. Just last week we reported on Robert Downey Jr teasing a new SHERLOCK HOLMES film, which he hopes they'll get to shooting later this year. Now Deadline is reporting that James Coyne has been tapped to pen the script for the sequel, which is set to bring both RDJ and Jude Law back into the detective game.
Coyne's filmography is a relatively short one, but last year he wrote a TREASURE ISLAND script Warner Bros, which has yet to be produced. Given that WB is the same studio that's bringing SHERLOCK HOLMES 3 to the big screen, it's safe to say that they're happy with what the writer has given them so far.
This move from WB seems to fall into line with the studio's new strategy. Following the disappointing recent years they've had, they've made recent moves to focus more on tentpole films. While SHERLOCK HOLMES has never cracked anywhere near $1 billion worldwide, the films have still made a hefty amount on their budget. Also, given it's been years since we've seen the characters on the big screen, audiences may be about ready for another go around.
When last we saw Sherlock Holmes, he had finished an intellectual game of cat-and-mouse with his arch nemesis Moriarty, which resulted in Holmes faking his own death. There's no word yet on where the story will go from there, but if the previous two films are any indication, it will be fast-paced, frenetic, and a whole lot of fun.
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