Scribe News: Sherlock, Tarzan, 29

The second season of the BBC’s “Sherlock” has begun production and will air very late this year or very early next year according to Telly Spotting.

As previously reported, the three telemovies of this season will be based on three of the most famous works featuring Doyle’s detective. “Doctor Who” producer Steven Moffat, who wrote the first season premiere “A Study in Scarlet”, will write this year’s premiere based on “A Scandal in Bohemia” which was the only appearance of the love interest character Irene Adler.

The other two writers from last year are swapping places this time out. This time out Mark Gatiss will adapt the second episode which is based on Holmes’ most famous story – the gothic horror tale “Hound of the Baskervilles”. After that, Steve Thompson is penning “The Final Problem” featuring the famous final confrontation wih Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.

Warner Bros. Pictures is reportedly talking to scribes Adam Cozad and Craig Brewer about penning two separate scripts for their upcoming “Tarzan” reboot reports Deadline.

Once both are in, the studio is expected decide which direction to go with the potential franchise.

29: A Novel
Ellen Rapoport (“Desperados,” “Three Moons Over Milford”) has been hired to pen a film adaptation of Adena Halpern’s book “29: A Novel” for 20th Century Fox says Variety.

The romantic comedy centers on a 75-year-old woman whose wish to be 29 again comes true. John Davis will produce but no director has yet been selected.