‘Excellent! I cried. “Elementary,” said he’ – this new image has been released online for Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes 2 via Hero Comlex. The website also give some details about the upcoming sequel via their set visit:
‘Set in 1891 — a year after the last film’s events — the sequel shows Holmes continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (played by Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson, meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive.
From the looks of things, that latter task won’t be particularly easy, given that Ritchie appears to be continuing with the gritty, stylized approach he adopted for the first movie. “I think one of the most exciting things in this one is the fear level,” says Law. “We get pretty kicked around. Just look at the state of us.”
“Unlike last time, where Holmes kept getting Watson into trouble,” adds actor Downey, “this time Watson is getting Holmes out of trouble, and they’re both in deeper trouble than I think the audience could have imagined we could go…. All manner of nastiness has just occurred.”
Sherlock Holmes 2 is set for release December 16th, 2011. The movie stars Robert Downey Jnr, Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry and Jared Harris. Expect more Sherlock Holmes 2 updates coming soon!