Sherlock Holmes 2 Starts Production In October, Says Jude Law

Jude Law, the London born actor who played Watson in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes has said in a interview with Empire that production for Guy Ritchie’s sequel will begin this October — and that the script is nearly fully fleshed out. With director Guy Ritchie along with his team of writers nearly done with the script, filming will set to start around the second half of this year — lets hope. 

Principle photography will start early in October for its December deadline, with lead Robert Downey Jr. stepping in earlier than usual as he just quit the set of Cowboy’s and Aliens to get Ritchie’s production rolling. With the first film appearing on screens late last year, the sequel to Ritchies adaption of the popular character Sherlock Holmes looks to better the first. 

Law himself is indeed a very busy man this year, with other roles for the year including in Martin Scorsese‘s adaption of children’s novel Hugo Cabret – where he will playing Hugo’s father. And later on in the year after Holmes 2, a role in Stephen Soderbergh’s Contagion which should make for a very full year of filming. 

Not a lot has been revealed concerning plot line, with Law having this to say on the matter; “I don’t know yet where the story will go,” Law told us, “but there are a lot of Sherlock Holmes novels to choose from.” Yeah sure. But what we do know is that it surrounds a one Professor Moriarty, as in the end of the first Holmes it’s revealed that Irene Adler (played by Rachel McAdams) was hired by Moriaty to retrieve a component of Blackwood’s machine and that he plans to do something more than sinister with it — as he kills a cop in the process. How nice. 

Rumors as to who will play the villain Moriarty remain unclear, as they vary from Brad Pitt to Daniel Day Lewis as we reported last month — in the interview Law is asked about the subject and answers that he has no inside info on the matter… usual. Not one to let it slip eh? Oh well, we will just have to wait and see. All we know for sure as that filming starts in October and that by then we should at least have some clue as to who will be plating him. As usual stay tuned for more info as it comes.

Who do you think will play Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes 2? “Food for thought…” as Holmes would put it 🙂

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