“Sherlock Holmes 3” Scores A Writer’s Room

Robert Downey Jr. is determined to get a third “Sherlock Holmes” movie off the ground and has come up with an unexpected way to deal with script problems that have arisen.

Variety reports that Warner Bros., Village Roadshow and Team Downey have assembled a writers room that includes “Guardians of the Galaxy” scribe Nicole Perlman, “Baywatch” scribe Justin Malen, “Rogue One” writer Gary Whitta, “Tomb Raider” Geneva Dworet-Robertson and “Snowden” screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald to help shape the script and story for the next installment.

The writers room concept, commonly used in TV, has become a trend more for studios who are mapping out franchises ahead of time such as “Transformers” and the Universal classic monsters universe. This is a rare case in which a room is being set up for just one film.

The previous two films both brought in over $500 million worldwide. While a third has always been a priority for the studio, Downey’s schedule has been busy. Co-star Jude Law and director Guy Ritchie are also expected to return while Susan Downey, Dan Lin, Joel Silver and Lionel Wigram are attached to produce.