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New Interactive Trailer for Sherlock Series Three

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Season 3 of BBC’s “Sherlock” is finally almost here and BBC One has revealed a new interactive trailer for the upcoming third season.  The third season will premiere on BBC One on January 1st with “The Empty Hearse.” The third season will kick-off in the United States on January 19th on PBS.

After the New Year’s Day premiere, the second episode will air on Sunday, January 5th, followed by the third and final part on Sunday, January 12th. Those episodes are titled “The Sign of Three” and “His Last Vow.” All three episodes will run at 90 minutes each.

“Sherlock” is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Six episodes have been produced, the first three of which aired in 2010. Series two aired in 2012, and a third series began production in March 2013. The series has been sold to over 180 territories.

The series depicts Sherlock depicts “consulting detective” Holmes, assisting the Metropolitan Police Service, primarily Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade (Rupert Graves), in solving various crimes. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes’ conflict with his archnemesis Jim Moriarty (Andrew Scott) is a recurring feature. Pathologist Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) assists Holmes in her laboratory. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson, Holmes and Watson’s landlady; and co-creator Mark Gatiss as Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft Holmes.

Sir Ian McKellen Joins A Slight Trick of the Mind

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The upcoming big screen adaptation of the novel, A Slight Trick of the Mind has added Sir Ian McKellan to the cast. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Mitch Cullin. The screenplay is being adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. McKellan will be playing the role of Sherlock Holmes, who is now living the retired life in the story. Continue reading

Discover Young Sherlock Holmes in Audio With Rebel Fire

The second installment in author Andrew Lane’s Young Sherlock Holmes series, Rebel Fire, is being released in an audiobook version by Macmillan Audio. The audiobook is narrated by Daniel Weyman, who has received glowing reviews for his emotional readings such as his work on the first novel in the series. The audiobook program provides listeners with a delightful combination of emotion and action, and is a brilliant way to introduce younger fans to Sherlock Holmes and his legendary sleuthing.

Young Sherlock Holmes, a  teen series is the first ever endorsed by the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Estate.

Readers follow fourteen-year-old Sherlock as he discovered that Amyus Crow, his American tutor, is hiding some dark secrets. However, he doesn’t anticipate how deeply entangled those secrets are and that Crow is omehow mixed up in the incredible reappearance of John Wilkes Booth, the notorious American assassin supposedly killed by the U.S. Army.

This second novel takes our hero across the Atlantic to The United States where  a horrendous fiend awaits and a defeated army threatens to rise again.

This teen series has received glowing reviews from all over the world.

This adventure with a 14-year old Sherlock Holmes is as fascinating as Doyle’s brilliant original stories. Stage actor Weyman is able to convey both the emotion and the action adding to the sheer pleasure of the yarn itself.” – Parade

Author Andrew Lane works for the British government but has been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since he was ten giving him to ability to infuse his writing with knowledge and passion.

Rebel Fire will be available April 24th, 2012.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Outshines in the Box Office

Shareholders must be impressed, as Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has surpassed its predecessor in the global box office earnings.  The first movie which hauled in a worldwide gross of $524.4 million has been outdone, as the Game of Shadows earned $186.7 million domestically and $342.3 million internationally.  This brought in total a grand sum of $529 million dollars to the Sherlock Holmes title, according to Warner Bros. Pictures.

This was anounced by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, alongside Kwan-Rubinek, President of International Distribution at Warner Bros. Pictures.

Now these current earnings are just beating the benchmark mind you.  The second movie is still earning and will continue to outdistance itself from its first movies earnings.  Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows has drawn large crowds on opening night and repeat business since its debut late December.  It’s continued success and great reviews must have given it momentum as the film rolled out internationally.  In the states, the movie opened at #1, spending six weeks in the U.S. top ten.  Meanwhile, the film was #1 internationally for three straight weeks, holding the position from the weeks of January 8 to January 23.

Fellman had this to say about the movie’s success:

Our successful box office continues to prove the appeal of Sherlock Holmes, especially in the hands of guy Ritchie and his amazing cast, led by Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.  The film had outstanding results throughout the holidays and continued to gain traction well into 2012.

Kwan-Rubinek added,

Rolling out this film internationally has been tremendously exciting, as the film has clearly resonated with audiences around the globe.  The first ‘Sherlock Holmes’ was such a tremendous success overseas, and to surpass that number in these same markets is truly a remarkable achievement. We congratulate the filmmakers and cast, as well as our international teams, on these excellent results.”

Sue Kroll, the Studio’s President, Worldwide Marketing went on to say,

‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ gave moviegoers another opportunity to experience Guy Ritchie’s fun and inventive take on the legendary detective.  The movie is a great adventure – complete with action, humor and great characters. Congratulations to the filmmakers and cast, who were truly our partners in bringing Sherlock Holmes back to an enthusiastic worldwide audience.”

Robert Downey Jr. switches his role from the arrogant Iron Man, to reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.   Think of it, in this interpretation of Holmes, he continuously follows his weird experiments while being socially, uhm, unique.  He continues to act out and drag others into his wild world, without ever consulting them about their needs.  Then there’s the not so clean living.  It’s basically Sheldon Cooper merged with a Frat boy version of Batman.  Jude Law returns as Dr. Watson, college and openly ‘just friends’ with Holmes.

The first movie really struck me as a new type of buddy cop genre film, which I hereby dub, Bromantic-Action-Comedy.  At first I was going to call it Bromantic-Action, but it sounded off.  I honestly was surprised that in either movie, Holmes did not bring out a copy of the bro-code; from the television “How I Met Your Mother”; and start quoting it at Watson.

Official synopsis of the movie:

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor James Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London to France, Germany and finally Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead, and moving perilously close to completing his sinister plan. If he succeeds, it will not only bring him immense wealth and power but alter the course of history.

The chase scenes in this movie reminded me a lot of classic Jackie Chan movies, where everyone is running around and fighting in a colorful setting.  Swinging from rafters and doing parkour tricks, the sequel continues to overuse the bullet time sequences popularized in the 2009 film.  It’s even skirted in the movie that Holmes’ abilities are more preternatural in nature, maybe even based on innate fortune telling, rather than to his reasoning skills.  Whatever this skill is, I’m sure studios are trying to conjure up their own to decide if a sequel to this movie will be made.

Will this series run out of steam, or will the success of the first two movies propel studios into making more?