The sheer mass of Sherlock Holmes-based material hasn't seemed to slow down the current big screen team behind the famous detective and Dr. Watson. MTV News caught up with Jude Law during the Toronto International Film Festival, where he was promoting his new film with Joe Wright, "Anna Karenina," to talk about the next installment.
"We were already, as with the first one, talking about the second," Law said. "On the second, we were talking about ideas for the third and where we could go.
The actor spoke fondly of the team behind the films and their passion for the material. From the way he talks about the series, it seems like "Holmes 3" is a foregone conclusion.
We want to send a special thank you out to whoever first introduced Keira Knightly and director Joe Wright, because thanks to them we now have the gorgeous, epic first trailer for "Anna Karenina."
This is Knightly and Wright's third film together, having also teamed up for "Pride & Prejudice" and "Atonement." Appropriately, there's something that feels more mature about this project than their previous two. Maybe it's the Leo Tolstoy source material or maybe it's the fact that Knightley seems more comfortable letting herself go in Wright's hands, but the trailer for "Anna Karenina" has a bit more bite than their other two collaborations.
Though she's playing the movie's titular character, Knightley isn't the only reason we're excited for this film. Aaron Johnson plays her lover, calvary officer Vronsky, and we're thrilled to see him in a period piece (and speaking in his native British accent). Jude Law takes a more subdued turn as Anna's husband, Karenin, and we're looking forward to seeing him challenge Knightley on the big screen.
As the third "Riddick" film moves closer to its target production start date, the casting process is starting to pick up steam. A "Battlestar Galactica" alum and "Columbiana" star are both in talks to play major roles in the project. Meanwhile, a new actor heads "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Bruce Almighty" gets a real sequel and Lindsay Lohan begins negotiations to play a major Hollywood actress.
Today is January 10, and you're tuning into today's casting call.
We'd say Sherlock Holmes has gotten himself into a rather surprising situation in MTV News' exclusive "Game of Shadows" clip, but then we'd be kidding ourselves: knowing what we do of Robert Downey Jr.'s brillz detective, there's nothing all that shocking about seeing Holmes, in drag yet shirtless, crawling along the outside of a speeding, occasionally exploding train as his pal, John Watson, complains that this is no way to spend a honeymoon.
And that's the big takeaway not only from this new footage, but from the sequel itself (which we managed to catch last week): director Guy Ritchie has taken everything that worked in the 2009 original and delivered way more of it.
What can you expect from the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes" sequel, "Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows"? Well, according to director Guy Ritchie, you can expect everything to be "bigger and better."
MTV News was lucky enough to head to the London set of the film back in January to chat with Ritchie and leading men Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law about the latest installment in their steam punk-esque, action-packed franchise. Ritchie said that this time around you can expect everything to be a bit more extreme because now he "knows the identity" of his colorful characters.
"I supposed I stuck my toe in the water creatively on the last one. I'm probably a little bit more confident about who these guys are," Ritchie said.
Taylor Swift and Zac Efron are falling in love -- but before you get too excited, it's just for the movies!
Coming Soon has the news that the two musicians/actors are set to star in the upcoming Universal adaptation of Dr. Seuss's "The Lorax." Efron will play the film's lead, a boy named Ted who is searching for the one thing that will allow him to win the girl of his dreams. Swift will play the girl, named Audrey. In addition to the two of them, Danny Devito will voice the titular Lorax, Ed Helms is the the Once-let, Rob Riggle is financial king O'Hare, and Betty White is Ted's Grammy Norma. The flick is set for release on March 2, 2012.
After the jump, find out which two major actors have joined Keira Knightly in the adaptation of "Anna Karenina" and who will be playing Clark Kent's father in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel."
"Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" is getting into the gypsy business — a business that requires no small amount of balls, according to director Guy Ritchie.
MTV News recently visited the set of the "Sherlock Holmes" sequel, which lands in theaters on December 16, 2011. There, we witnessed a tremendous amount of action and intrigue from our favorite mystery-busting pair, Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and learned a little something about how Noomi Rapace's gypsy character factors into the storyline.
"She meets Holmes in London for the first time," Rapace told us on the set. "She has a personal reason to join him and Watson on this trip and journey."
Perhaps this week is poised to be the week of title announcements? After yesterday's big reveal from Sony regarding the new Spidey movie, "The Amazing Spider-Man," Warner Brothers announced today that the highly anticipated re-teaming of Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Guy Ritchie for the sequel to 2009's blockbuster "Sherlock Holmes," is called...wait for it..."Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows."
E! Online was first on the 'Net with the announcement, which Warner Brothers confirmed to MTV News. While the cynics at E! deemed the title "lame," I wouldn't go that far. Particularly since I'm not familiar enough with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's repetoire to know if "Game of Shadows" means anything with regard to plot line. What it does instantly bring to mind, however, is the highly anticipated HBO Series "A Game of Thrones." But I digress...
We have plenty of time to come to terms with the new title. The hint of "Shadows" only adds to the teases we've seen, by way of on-set interviews and cast members from the first film who may or may not be making cameo appearances in the second one.
The super sleuth's second installment, with Ritchie, RDJ and Law, is scheduled to be released December 16, 2011.
What do you think of the sequel's title? Drab or delightful? Tell us in the comment section or on Twitter!
Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes" established the titular character as a super sleuth (OK, we already knew that), an anatomically intelligent bare-knuckle brawler and a master of disguise. Since the super sleuth part goes without saying at this point, it's the fighting and disguise-wearing that are front and center in the first video footage from the upcoming sequel, "Sherlock Holmes 2," in theaters December 16.
"Entertainment Tonight" visited the film's set to chat with stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law -- Holmes and Dr. Watson, respectively -- and to capture video of them in action. The ensuing footage shows some pretty awesome hand-to-hand combat in the woods, Law and a shirtless Downey scaling the outside of a train, the first peek at Noomi Rapace's (a.k.a. the original "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") mysterious femme fatale interacting with Holmes and Watson and -- last but certainly not least -- a lipstick-and-blush-sporting Downey Jr. clad in various women's ensembles. Let's just say dude isn't the prettiest lady. Check out the video after the jump! Read More...
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law are already hard at work reprising their roles as the titular eccentric sleuth and his faithful sidekick Dr. Watson in "Sherlock Holmes 2," the sequel to director Guy Ritchie's 2009 box-office hit. But while the boys are back in town -- or rather the U.K. -- to shoot the movie, Rachel McAdams, who played the original's lone substantial female character, has yet to step foot on the sequel's set. And, as McAdams tells it, she might never.
"It's kind of all still in the process," she told MTV News at the junket for her new comedy "Morning Glory," which opens November 10. "They're still doing script work, and we'll see." Read More...