The Los Angeles Times has visited the set of the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes” sequel and, along with a new photo, they’ve published some new details about what we can expect in the follow-up. It starts with a basic synopsis:
“Set in 1891 – a year after the last film’s events – the sequel shows Holmes continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson, meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive.”
Guy Ritchie is continuing the gritty and stylized approach he adopted for the first movie, though it had been previously revealed that one big change will be subject matter which will ditch the occult elements in favour of more standard action/adventure tropes.
One such action set piece involves a major shoot-out at a train depot where “a battered-looking Holmes fires his meek little pistol, but then Watson, who carries what appears to be a portable Gatling gun, dishes out an awkward volley.” An action sequence earlier in the day involved Noomi Rapace’s gypsy character, named Sim, saving the pair from an assailants bullets.
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