Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes

As a longtime Sherlock Holmes fan, I've loved the last couple of years. A huge amount of new material celebrating The Great Detective has come out, and most of it has been fantastic. The best part has been seeing the new and interesting actors who come out to play Sherlock every time, and now we can add one more incredible name to the list: Ian McKellan.

McKellan will be reuniting with Bill Condon, the director of Gods and Monsters, which earned McKellan an Oscar nomination. (Condon also directed the last Twilight movie, but we'll forgive him for taking that paycheck.) The film will be adapted from the book A Slight Trick of the Mind, by Mitch Cullin, and will follow the aging detective in 1947 as he tries to solve an unsolved crime from years ago.

So just so we're clear, Ian McKellan playing Sherlock Holmes in a 40s, probably Noir film. Be excited, everyone.

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