A sequel script being green lit doesn't always warrant an article here on GTBP, but Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes franchise, now two movies deep, fits the bill. The second film, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows was one of those rare sequels that proved much better than the original. So when the films producer says Sherlock Holmes 3 is a studio priority and the script is being written, folks like me tend to get excited.
"It's still in development. Drew Pearce is working on the script and [Robert] Downey [Jr] is still finishing 'Iron Man 3,' so we're waiting for Downey to finish that movie and to get a script from Drew," Lin said.
"It is a high priority for the studio and for all the filmmakers involved. We want to make the right movie. We got a great response to the second movie and frankly the Moriarty character set such a high bar that we want to make sure we're telling the right story for the third movie."
He's right about Jared Harris setting the bar high as the brilliantly devious Professor Moriarty. His battle of wits with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law made him into one of the most memorable villains in movie history, in my opinion.
He added: "I don't want to go into details about [characters returning], I just want to say that there will be some new locations, new settings for the third movie. Just like Sherlock for the second movie took us in a new location; the third movie will take us to a new location as well."
I'm very pleased by this news, especially considering how well the Game of Shadows ended. Two great movies down, one to go.