Bill Condon (Twilight films, Candyman, Gods and Monsters) and Sir. Ian McKellen (Xmen,LOTR) re-team (they won an Oscar for Gods and Monsters) for a tale about the final years of the world’s greatest detective Sherlock Holmes. This movie looks really good. I, like so many, cannot get enough of Sherlock. He’s such a fascinating character, but we haven’t seen him in last years at least not the screen. Doyle has him retiring to a farm, which seems where this film seems to be set.
Enjoy the clip, can’t wait to see more.
Oh, tidbit, Nicholas Rowe who played Holmes in the Young Sherlock Holmes film, reprises his role as an middle aged Sherlock in this film.
From Roadside Attractions:
Directed by Bill Condon
Starring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, and Milo Parker
MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.