It seems that Warner Bros. is moving forward with Sherlock Holmes 2, reports HR's Risky Biz Blog. Three months before the first film hits theaters on Christmas Day, the studio has already hired the screenwriting duo, Kieran and Michele Mulroney (Justice League: Mortal), to pen a draft of the new tale.
The trade also confirms that Brad Pitt has had discussions with producers to star as Holmes' nemesis Moriarty in the new pic, though there is no deal in place for him to take the part. This comes on top of rumors of Pitt making a brief voice cameo as the character in the first installment, hidden in shadows and recognized only in voice form.
The first film stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan and Kelly Reilly. Guy Ritchie directed from a screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Wigram and Simon Kinberg.
Plot Concept: In a dynamic new portrayal of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous characters, "Sherlock Holmes" sends Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country.