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McKellen to Play Holmes

Retired Holmes comes out of retirement

By Robert T. Trate     September 06, 2013
Source: Screendaily.com

Sir Ian Mckellen will add yet another icon to cast of characters he has portrayed. Screendaily has reported that Icon, See-Saw, FilmNation, Anne Carey, BBC Films will produce a feature about Sherlock Holmes coming out of retirement. Check out the plot below: 

The Plot: Set in 1947, the film follows a long-retired Sherlock Holmes, who lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son. But rather than enjoying a peaceful retirement, the famous Baker Street detective is haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

Slight Trick of the Mind begins filming April 2014. 

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monkeyfoot 9/6/2013 8:20:28 AM

This sounds like an excellent idea! And it is a completely new use of the character that no one has done to my knowledge.

And you can't go wrong using McKellen.

 

 

kinetoscope 9/6/2013 8:46:57 AM

 I am most of the way through the first season of Elementary and this is wonderful news.

 

RobertTrate 9/6/2013 10:37:46 AM

 There was a story where Holmes was brought into the modern era. Female Watson and all took place in the eighties. I'll take Magneto/ Gandalf anyday over that. 

CaptAmerica04 9/6/2013 10:41:01 AM

I love the BBC/Cumberbatch version of Holmes, but this sounds awesome, too!

InnerSanctum 9/6/2013 12:18:30 PM

You can't get too much Holmes. 

almostunbiased 9/6/2013 1:21:57 PM

I'm down with this.

BunyonSnipe 9/6/2013 2:50:21 PM

Hmmmm sounds great, just a little worried about the setting 1947 would make him nearly ninety years old, maybe 1937 would have been better?

Modo 9/6/2013 7:23:15 PM

This sounds enticing.  Good casting.  It would be neat to tie it into the Jack the Ripper lore in terms of "an unsolved case", but I guess this has been done before, albeit by crappy movies like that Christopher Plummer monstrosity from the late 1970s... 

Kaziklu 9/7/2013 7:23:03 AM

 A movie about a 90 year old Sherlock Holmes.. who babbles about a unsolved case he barely remembers, why he uses a small boy to do the work by proxy? Seems a bit thin. 

IamChuck2026 9/7/2013 2:18:19 PM

I would watch Sir Ian do a play that a 5 year old wrote.  He would make it amazing.

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