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McKellan to play an ageing Sherlock Holmes

September 9th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Not happy with playing Gandalf and Magneto, it looks like Sir Ian McKellan is set to reunite with his director on Gods And Monsters for a new Sherlock Holmes movie…

Bill Condon is set to direct A Slight Trick of the Mind starting next April with McKellan as Holmes in 1947, aged and slightly losing his mind, the detective must come out of retirement one last time as an old case still haunts him.

The guys at Geek Tyrant have put up the following description of the script by Jeffrey Hatcher and we must say we love the sound of this…

In 1947, Sherlock Holmes, long retired, lives in a sleepy Sussex village with his housekeeper and her amateur-sleuthing son. But far from living out a peaceful retirement, he is haunted by an unsolved case from fifty years ago. He remembers only fragments: a confrontation with an angry husband, a secret bond with his beautiful but unstable wife.

With his legendary mental powers on the wane, and without his old sidekick Watson, Holmes is faced with the toughest case of his life – a case that might finally reveal to him the mysteries of the human heart.

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