New writer announced for ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’

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Robert Downey, Jr. announced last week that the long awaited third movie in the Sherlock Holmes franchise will begin filming this year. Today that news was not only confirmed, but we also found out there is a new screenwriter lined up that will be rewriting the script.

According to reports, James Coyne has been hired to rewrite the Sherlock Holmes 3 screenplay based on the original draft by Drew Pearce, the writer behind Iron Man 3. The third installment in Guy Ritchie’s series was initially announced back in 2011, with Pearce attached before the sequel, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’, was even in theaters.

You might recognize Coyne’s name from some of his other projects including Treasure Island, which landed on the Black List, as well as a screenplay based on the Avengelyne comic book series by Deadpool writer, Rob Liefeld, that is currently in development.

It has been five years since ‘A Game of Shadows’ which grossed $186.8 million domestically and $545.4 million worldwide, but also met some mixed reviews. Of course, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return to their roles for this newest installment as Sherlock and Watson, respectively, with Guy Ritchie returning to direct. Plot details have not yet been released, nor has Warner Brothers even released an actual release date.

What are your thoughts on the writer change and are you excited for the movie? Keep the conversation going in the comments below.

Source: Screen Crush

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