The Sherlock Holmes renaissance is officially in full swing. If you hadn’t gotten enough of the brilliant detective in two Guy Ritchie films, the BBC series with Benedict Cumberbatch, and CBS’ Elementary, then maybe a remake of Young Sherlock Holmes will finally fill your craving for the super sleuth.
Paramount is keen to reopen the case when it comes to the 1985 Barry Levinson film and have left us a trail of clues leading to their top choice to write the update. The investigators over at The Wrap have revealed that Evan Spilotopolous is the current writer of choice. The scribe has previously worked writing several Disney direct-to-video sequels, including Tarzan II.
We’ve no clue yet what course the new film will take (there’s no script yet), but if it sticks to the first feature’s formula, we can guess that a young Holmes and Watson will meet at school and become embroiled in their first case.
The original Young Sherlock Holmes wasn’t as successful as the studio hoped, but maybe with this new wave of Sherlock-mania sweeping the country, it can find a new and appreciative audience. We’ll bring you more on this one as details are revealed.