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Ready For Gnomeo & Juliet 2?
Now we're getting Sherlock Gnomes

09 March 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

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Ready For Gnomeo & Juliet 2?

One of the more pleasant surprises last year was quite how much fun the Elton John-powered Gnomeo & Juliet turned out to be, especially considering the early trailers were not encouraging. Cinemagoers responded to the tune of $194 million worldwide, and now Rocket Pictures is working on a sequel, with the slightly overwrought pun title Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.

Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, who were responsible for the first movie’s script, are back on board to write the new one, with Sir Elton composing new songs.

The sequel’s story sees gnomes starting to disappear from England’s suburban gardens. Which means that Gnomeo and the rest will have to call on Sherlock Gnomes, who has the reputation as the “greatest ornamental detective.” Sadly, he’s not exactly as competent as the human Sherlock and soon the threat to the garden dwellers is even greater.

“Action detective stories need some gnomes to liven them up, I’m sure Arthur Conan Doyle would agree,” jokes producer Steve Hamilton Shaw in a press release picked up by Deadline. “It will be a fun, broad family film building on the popular foundation of the first. We believe the wide appeal of our world and characters combined with strong musical elements create a terrific franchise opportunity.”

While the cast isn't mentioned, we'd guess James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and their fellow performers will be back. What it will need, however, is a new director, as Kelly Asbury isn’t coming back except to supervise the production...


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CANT WAIT!!!!! TO EXCITED TO BREATH!!!
OMG IM SO EXCITED. LOVED THE FIRST MOVIE CANT WAIT TO SEE THE NEXT!!! AFTER THE SEQUEL THEY SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE BASED OFF OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARS PLAY "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING" AND TURN IT INTO "MUCH ADO ABOUT GNOMING" OR SOMETHING SIMILAR!!! SO EXCITED!!! More

Posted by ELLEBASI at 02:31 on 01 September 2013 | Report This Post

Awesome. I really liked G&J - one of the few films where I'd actually welcome a sequel. Although, Ozzie Osbourne better not be in it this time, he's just bloody annoying. Having said that, they'll probably just stick Sharon in as his love interest... More

Posted by Whistler at 11:54 on 10 March 2012 | Report This Post

What next, Gnome Alone? Ahahahahahahahahahahaha oh. More

Posted by UTB at 16:33 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

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A sequel to a story based on 'ROMEO AND JULIET'....? I take it the star-crossed lovers didn't off themselves at the end of the first GNOMEO AND JULIET? More

Posted by King of Kafiristan at 15:34 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

What the actual f*ck? *avoids* More

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