The director of the last two Twilight movies – and Dreamgirls – Bill Condon, directs a Sherlock Holmes movie, independent of the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr. series of movies, that will continue on.
Set in 1947, this movie, Mr. Holmes, originally entitled Sherlock Holmes, follows a long-retired Sherlock Holmes who lives in a sleepy village outside of London with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son.
With his legendary mental powers on the wane and minus his sidekick Watson, Sherlock Holmes becomes haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago where he remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband and a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.
This Sherlock Holmes movie is based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind,” by Mitch Cullin.
Oscar nominated senior citizen and gay in real life Ian McKellan plays the feeble Sherlock Holmes.
Director Bill Condon and Ian McKellan last worked together on the 1998 Gods & Monsters, for which Bill Condon won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.