[...] "Sherlock Holmes 2" is still shooting and apparently, still casting too. Speaking recently on the Canal+ program "Le Grand Journal" (via Cinema Teaser) French actor Gilles Lellouche revealed he had been cast in the Guy Ritchie film which is gearing up to shoot in Paris and Strasbourg.
Lellouche was informed Wednesday that he was cast in the film, and while there’s no word yet on what the role will be, we’d imagine it’s likely a minor part. [...]
Bei Twitch gibt es ein erstes "Sherlock Holmes 2"-Szenenbild.
CS! sprach mit Stephen Fry über "Sherlock Holmes 2"...
"I play Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes' brother - the smarter brother, I hasten to add," Fry told ComingSoon.net. "He's so lazy that he never gets the reputation that Sherlock does."
Mycroft Holmes has long been one of the more intriguing characters in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's canon, with his mysterious and significant role in the British government, his large girth and aversion to physical activity, and utter lack of practicality, despite being his brother Sherlock's equal--and possible superior--in mental acuity.
"Historically it's a very interesting character, and as a lover of Sherlock Holmes since I was a boy I've always enjoyed that character myself," said Fry. "I hope that people enjoy it. It's certainly been fun making the picture. I'm on it until January and it's really been fun." [...]
Bei CS! gibt es Bilder vom "Sherlock Holmes 2"-Set...
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[...] According to solid sources, it looks like Professor Moriarty will be played by actor Jared Harris!
Jared Harris, is the son of actor Richard Harris and currently starring as Lane Pryce on AMC's MAD MEN. [...]
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[...] on The Danny Baker Show on BBC Radio 5 Live, Stephen Fry confirmed that he is going to play the character of Mycroft in Warner Brothers’ sequel to the 2009 movie Sherlock Holmes, which will once again star Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson. Noomi Rapace (from the original version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) will also appear in the comedy/ adventure sequel.
Guy Ritchie will once again direct.
Mycroft is the brother of Downey’s Holmes and will feature in Sherlock Holmes 2, along with the villain Moriarty, which is still yet to be cast. [...]
Noomi Rapace, the Swedish star of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," has booked her first English-language role: the plum part of the female lead in Warner Bros.'s "Sherlock Holmes 2."
The sequel reunites most of the team from the original: Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Dr. Watson. Guy Ritchie is back as director while Joel Silver, Susan Downey, Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin return as producers.
The logline is being kept under wraps, although it is known Holmes will face off against Moriarty. Also making an appearance will be Holmes' brother, Mycroft.
Rapace's role is shrouded in mystery although sources say the character may be a French Gypsy. It is unclear if the role is romantic in nature.
Warners is looking to start production later this year. [...]
Guy Ritchie has been finishing up the last rewrites on his sequel Sherlock Holmes 2, which will reunite Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson, with plans to start shooting soon for its December 16, 2011 release date.
It's a fairly safe assumption that Sherlock Holmes' arch-villain Professor Moriarty will play a larger part in the sequel after his brief appearance in the first movie, essentially a shadowy figure in a carriage with a voice that many people racked their brains trying to figure out who it belonged to.
For a while, it was rumored Brad Pitt would play the role of Professor Moriarty, and people assumed incorrectly that was his voice--it had been declined by Ritchie--but that voice may be irrelevant, because according to our unconfirmed sources, Ritchie is hoping to get Daniel Day-Lewis to play the role.
Day-Lewis was last seen in his Oscar-winning role in Rob Marshall's Nine after winning an Oscar for his menacing role in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, the latter being a great example of why he'd be perfect for the villainous role. If that that doesn't work out, other names that have been bandied about as being in consideration include Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Gary Oldman. [...]
Warner Bros. Pictures announced today the studio will release Sherlock Holmes 2 on December 16, 2011. That happens to be the same day as Paramount's Mission: Impossible IV and Fox's Alvin and the Chipmunks 3D are scheduled to hit theaters.
Sherlock Holmes 2 will again be directed by Guy Ritchie and star Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Holmes and Watson.
The first film, made for about $90 million, earned an impressive $516.8 million at the worldwide box office. Domestically, the movie took in $209 million and the international sum was $307.7 million.
MTV sprach mit Robert Downey Jr. über das Sequel...
[...] "Yes, I think we'll be abroad," he said, referring to rumblings that Holmes would be leaving London behind for his next adventure. "A bit of Paris, a bit of Switzerland by the end, if I'm not mistaken."
Less certain is which characters will be returning. Holmes and Watson are essential of course, but the first movie featured a number of other key characters who aren't necessarily staples of Arthur Conan Doyle's original tales. "It's hard to say [who is coming back]," Downey said. The biggest question mark is on Holmes' love interest in the first outing, played by Rachel McAdams. "Because Irene Adler only appeared in one of the stories of Doyle's reservoir of activities. But we'll find out quickly."
Downey confirmed that he'll be doing "Gravity" next, with director Alfonso Cuaron, and then following that up with the "Holmes" sequel. Given the competition the first movie faced at the box office with "Avatar," Josh also asked if we might be seeing round two with the great detective in 3-D.
"It's hard to say," Downey said. "Certainly, if you don't do it as an option, then you don't have that option. If the last six months have shown anything, it's that audiences like options, and they will take advantage of them. And you're leaving a bunch of dough on the table if you don't shoot something in 3-D."
CS! sprach mit Jude Law, u.a. über "Sherlock Holmes 2"...
[...] "I think we are probably going to make another one," he finally said, "I haven't been given the absolute... it's not like next week but I think it's sometime this year is what I get." [...]
Heute startet Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" in den deutschen Kinos !!! Und Hero Complex meldet...
[...] director Guy Ritchie has set aside the planned "Lobo" film to clear his schedule for a fast-tracked "Holmes" sequel, according to producer Joel Silver. [...]
"I don't think he's going to do it now," Silver said of Ritchie directing "Lobo." "The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another 'Sherlock Holmes.' So I think we're going to be doing that. But we're seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It's all kind of happening right now as we talk. 'Sherlock' is sitting at just about $400 million in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we're trying to see if we can do something quickly with another 'Sherlock Holmes' movie. We have some ideas and some good story points." [...]
And what about that rumor that Brad Pitt (who memorably worked with Ritchie on "Snatch") would be in the "Holmes" sequel as Professor Moriarty? Silver sounded less than optimistic about that one: "Well, I mean, we talked about that at one point, but you know as of right now we're not sure what we're going to do. We'll see what happens."
Variety.com berichtet über die US-Kinocharts...
[...] Domestically, Warner Bros. "Sherlock Holmes" stayed at No. 2 over New Year's weekend, grossing an estimated $38.4 million from 3,626 theaters for a cume of $140.7 million in its first 10 days. [...]
CS! berichtet über die US-Kinocharts und die internationalen Einspielergebnisse...
[...] Guy Ritchie's take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (Warner Bros.), starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, took second place with a more than respectable $65.4 million in its first three days, averaging $18,000 in 3,626 theaters. Besides also defeating the previous Christmas weekend record, it also became the second-highest grossing movie to not open at #1 behind Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow, which faced the second weekend of Shrek 2. [...]
Bei HeyUGuys.co.uk gibt es ein Audio-Interview mit Hans Zimmer... Und Variety.com berichtet über die US-Einspielergebnisse...
Warner Bros.' period action pic "Sherlock Holmes" raked in $24.9 million yesterday, notching the best Christmas day opening ever at the domestic box office.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, "Sherlock" marks the Blighty helmer's first wide release stateside after making his mark with a string of high-octane actioners such as "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." The film, in play at 3,626 venues, easily becomes the best opening for Ritchie as his previous pics received platform bows. "Sherlock" also served up runner-up opening day records for producer Joel Silver and leading thesp Robert Downey, Jr., whose respective highs are "The Matrix Reloaded" ($42.5 million) and "Iron Man" ($38.7 million). "Sherlock" is Ritchie's second collaboration with Silver after last year's Gerard Butler shoot-em up "RockNRolla."
In addition, "Sherlock" filed the second best Friday bow in December for Warner Bros. behind 2007’s "I Am Legend" ($30.1 million). [...]
Quint von AICN plauderte mit Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram und Susan Downey... Mr. Beaks von AICN sprach mit Guy Ritchie... Und Capone von AICN liefert seine Kritik zum Film...
[...] SHERLOCK HOLMES is above all other things fun and thrilling. It's not the kind of movie that garners awards or nominations, and that's because it doesn't really care about such things. The mission is entertainment, and on that front, it succeeds to an obscene degree. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Eddie Marsan aka Inspector Lestrade...
CS! sprach mit Guy Ritchie...
CS! sprach mit Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law und Kelly Reilly...
Bei CS! gibt es eine umfangreiche Galerie mit Szenenbildern...
Bei CS! gibt es eine "International Featurette"...
EW.com sprach mit Robert Downey Jr., der nicht ewig schauspielern will, aber andererseits... ;-)
[...] "But here’s the thing: I can only be a guy on a call sheet probably, I don’t know, maybe a couple more times. It’s something I’m so grateful to have in my palm, and yet I already see its inevitable decay." Or not. Then again, he says with a weary smile, "If Sherlock Holmes performs well, I could be busy for the next 5 or 7 or 10 years." [...]
Ein neuer "Sherlock Holmes" Trailer ist online...
CS! berichtet über ein "Sherlock Holmes"-Facebook-Game, welches unter www.221b.sh zu finden ist...
Cinematical zeigt ein neues "Sherlock Holmes"-Poster...
Ein neuer "Sherlock Holmes" TV-Trailer ist online...
Der TV-Sender Arte zeigt heute um 14.45 Uhr Billy Wilder's Satire "Das Privatleben des Sherlock Holmes" mit Robert Stephens in der Titelrolle...
THR.com berichtet über die Fortsetzung...
A "Sherlock Holmes" sequel is afoot.
Three months ahead of the release of its Robert Downey Jr. action pic, Warners is developing a new installment.
The studio is poised to bring on Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the scribes who are penning its "Justice League: Mortal" tentpole, to pen a draft of the new tale. Brad Pitt has had discussions with producers to star as Holmes' nemesis Moriarty in the new pic, say people familiar with the project, though there is no deal in place for him to take the part.
Susan Downey, Dan Lin and Joel Silver produced "Holmes," a holiday release that, from well-received footage at Comic-Con, appeared to be an action-heavy rendition of the world Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created.
Guy Ritchie helms the pic, and Downey stars as the title character; Jude Law plays protege Watson, and Rachel McAdams stars as love interest Irene Adler. Much of the talent is expected to return in the new pic, as could Ritchie as director.
Pitt has been the subject of a litany of blog rumors as appearing in several shots of "Holmes" as Moriarty, but those familiar with the script say the character is in shadow and cannot be recognized.
Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Lionel Wigram and Simon Kinberg all worked on the screenplay for the first pic, which is set in the world of Holmes but creates a new story and challenges for the iconic characters. It's unclear whether the new pic would also invent a new story or draw more from previous Conan Doyle material. [...]
IESB sprach mit dem Produzenten Joel Silver...
Wie MTV meldet, scheint Brad Pitt eine Cameo-Rolle als Sherlock Holmes Gegenspieler Moriarty zu drehen... Und wer auf dieser Website IRENE eingibt, wird Teil der "Sherlock Holmes" Viral Campaign... ;-)
Bei CS! bzw. Yahoo! Movies gibt es zwei Charakter-Poster: Holmes & Watson...
Der "Sherlock Holmes" Teaser-Trailer ist online...
Bei USA Today gibt es neue Szenenbilder...
Collider.com sprach mit Robert Downey Jr., u.a. über "Sherlock Holmes"...
[...] Don’t even get me started on "Sherlock Holmes". I might have a double-franchise by three days after Christmas. [...]
Someone asked Robert a question about how he prepares for his roles and does he consume himself. He gave a pretty long answer and he also might have told us the running time for "Sherlock Holmes". Here is the quote. Judge for yourself:
Robert: And then I went and did "Sherlock Holmes" which was technically really difficult and period, but I am kicking ass for 2-1/2 hours and all this stuff I’ve been learning for five years suddenly I’m like co-choreographing with these veteran stunt guys and bad-asses. And I’m in there having this just meat eating, man slaughtering competition with these guys and then at the same time playing a very reserved Brit and that to me was a massive education.
So it’s possible that "Sherlock Holmes" is 2-1/2 hours, but it’s also possible that it isn’t... so take this one with a grain of salt. [...]
CinemaBlend berichtet über die Trailer-Premiere auf der ShoWest...
[...] focused a lot of on the comedic moments between Holmes and Watson (Jude Law), and the shirtless boxing scenes we've seen still images of already. We also got a little glimpse of Rachel McAdams, who seems to be the type of lady to meet a man, seduce him, then knee him in the groin and leave him tied up to bed. The biggest laugh of the trailer came at the end, when Holmes is tied to the bed and discovered by a very surprised maid. [...]
Bei CS! gibt es einen Setbericht...
Warner Bros. will release Guy Ritchie's Robert Downey Jr.-Jude Law topliner "Sherlock Holmes" on Dec. 25 of this year, instead of Nov. 13. [...]
The relocation of "Sherlock Holmes" to Christmas Day comes after Sony moved Roland Emmerich's "2010" onto the Nov.13 date.
Also opening on Dec. 25 are two family pics, Disney's "The Princess and the Frog" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel." There's also an untitled Nancy Meyers comedy set to open that day.
Ein paar Clips aus MTV's "Spoiler Alert" sind online...
Bei USA Today gibt es ein neues offizielles Szenenbild...
TheBadAndUgly.com zeigt Set-Bilder von Rachel McAdams...
Bei IESB gibt es die ersten offiziellen Szenenbilder...
Bei Just Jared gibt es Set-Bilder von Rachel McAdams als Irene Adler...
IGN sprach mit Mark Strong über die Bösewichter in Guy Ritchies Film... SPOILER !!!
TheSun.co.uk berichtet über Unfälle bei den Dreharbeiten: Ein schwerwiegender Kinnhaken und ein brennender Tanker...
Bei CS! gibt es einen Setbericht...
TheBadAndUgly.com zeigt Set-Bilder von Robert Downey Jr. in Action...
The Playlist liefert eine Kritik zum Drehbuch-Entwurf von Mike Johnson...
Warner Bros. Pictures has set a November 20, 2009 release date for the Guy Ritchie-directed Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong and Kelly Reilly.
In the thriller, Downey Jr. brings the legendary detective to life as he has never been portrayed before. Jude Law stars as Holmes' trusted colleague, Watson, a doctor and war veteran who is a formidable ally for Sherlock Holmes. Rachel McAdams stars as Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have bested Holmes and who has maintained a tempestuous relationship with the detective. Mark Strong stars as their mysterious new adversary, Blackwood. Kelly Reilly will play Watson's love interest, Mary.
The only other movie scheduled for that week before Thanksgiving next year is Sony's animated sci-fi tale Planet 51 [...]
Just Jared zeigt Bilder von Jude Law als Dr. Watson...
Bei Just Jared gibt es erste Bilder von Robert Downey Jr. als Sherlock Holmes...
[...] When asked what he could bring to a character portrayed countless times on film and television, RDJ has joked: "Clearly I’m going to do it better than it’s ever been done. The more I read about it the more overwhelmed I was by the weight of it and the amount of people who will be watching to see if it’s gotten right." [...]
Bei CS! gibt es ein Interview mit Guy Ritchie...
CS: [...] What made you think of Robert Downey Jr. to play your Sherlock Holmes? I know his wife Susan co-produced this movie, but what was it about him that made you know he could pull off a convincing Holmes?
Ritchie: I know he was a fan of "RocknRolla" and I was a fan of his work and it just seemed like a natural fit. We both conspired to be interested in this movie at the same time, so it just seemed to have happened organically.
CS: And he already grew the moustache especially for the part.
Ritchie: He did. I'm not sure that's staying.
CS: Oh, okay. I guess he grew the moustache anyway, so that he could talk about the movie.
Ritchie: Yeah, I kind of like the 'tache, but we'll see.
CS: Getting Mark Strong in that will be good, because he'll be a lot more well known by the end of the year.
Ritchie: So you think Mark Strong is going to be a star?
CS: I think he's going to be one of these guys like Paul Giamatti who can break out of the character actor thing and do more leading roles. What are you looking for in a Watson? There's been a lot of talk in magazines about some possible choices.
Ritchie: I'm looking for a new Watson. I'm looking for an un-stereotypical Watson.
CS: What is a stereotypical Watson?
Ritchie: He's rather overweight and plays a bit of a psychic. This is supposed to be more "Butch and Sundance" than it is supposed to be Holmes and Watson.
IESB berichtet über den Drehbeginn in London...
Rachel McAdams will star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes," a reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's supersleuth that Guy Ritchie is directing for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.
The movie, which will begin shooting next month, takes its cue from a forthcoming comic book that producer Lionel Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic character. The concept sees Holmes as more adventurous and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines more obscure character traits.
Downey will play Holmes while Mark Strong ("RocknRolla") plays the main villain, Blackwood. Jude Law is portraying Holmes' colleague Watson.
McAdams plays Holmes' enigmatic love interest, Irene Adler, a character who appeared in Doyle's 1891 "A Scandal in Bohemia." While the character only appeared in that one story, McAdams' personage would return for any possible sequel. [...]
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Jude Law is negotiating to join Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes," the drama that Guy Ritchie will direct for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures.
Law is expected to close a deal shortly to play Watson, the super-sleuth's sidekick.
Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin are producing. Production begins early next month in London.
The film will incorporate the classic tales written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as the comic book "Sherlock Holmes." Studio is still casting some of the principal roles, including the villain, Blackwood. [...]
CS! sprach mit Guy Ritchie...
[...] Ritchie let slip that he just cast Mark Strong [..] in his next project, a reinvention of Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. in the title role.
Mark Strong's name might not be that familiar to Americans, but in England, Strong is a go-to actor who has appeared in dozens of films and award-winning television shows like "Prime Suspect" and he appears in a number of high-profile movies this fall. [...]
We didn't find out who this thespian chameleon will be playing in the movie--it's not Mr. Watson, so let's get that out of the way, since Ritchie says he and producer Joel Silver are still on the "Watson hunt"--but it's probably a good thing Ritchie cast Strong now because we have a feeling that the actor is on the rise and that he'll be able to raise his rates by year's end.
Earlier in the day, Ritchie mentioned in a press conference that he hasn't really thought about Sherlock Holmes becoming a franchise because he's so busy trying to make sure the first movie is good. "My job is to make what I deem to be a highly-entertaining contemporary and fresh feel to what is essentially an old and iconic character," he said. While the movie isn't based on any specific story from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, he says that it's an amalgamation of a number of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, and he promises that he has some really "high falootin'" ideas for the movie's big action scenes now that he has the budget to pull them off. [...]
Guy Ritchie has signed on to write and direct a reimagining of super sleuth Sherlock Holmes for Warner Bros. Lionel Wigram and Dan Lin are producing the movie, which takes its cues from a forthcoming comic that Wigram wrote as a selling tool for a new take on the classic Sir Arthur Conan Doyle character. The concept sees the character be more adventuresome and less stuffy than previous screen incarnations and mines on more obscure character traits. [...]