“SHERLOCK HOLMES 3” MUST EXCITE DOWNEY, SCREENWRITER SAYS
(Given the great buzz about the script of “Iron Man 3,” I would say Drew Pearce’s Sherlock Holmes script should be pretty exiting, indeed — but we’ll see! “SH3” is in preparation mode - stay tuned, because I predict we will hear much more once they all get “Iron Man 3” launched and off their plates… — Hedge)
19 April 2013
Robert Downey Jr. will only make ‘Sherlock Holmes 3’ if it “excites” him, says the writer who’s been brought aboard to create the script.
The proposed third film in Guy Ritchie’s mystery movie franchise won’t go ahead unless its lead star is impressed by the script, according to screenwriter Drew Pearce, who has been hired to pen the film and recently co-wrote ‘Iron Man 3’, which also stars Downey.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz at the UK premiere of ‘Iron Man 3’ in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday (18.04.13), he explained: “At the moment with ‘Sherlock’, we’ve been so busy working on this that what we really need to do is sit down and work out - a bit like ‘Iron Man’ - if there’s a story that we can put together that excites Robert enough to spend two years of his life making it.
“The amazing thing about where he is in his life now and in his career, he’s only going to do it if he really wants to do it. That’s the challenge we had going into ‘Iron Man 3’ and I think we succeeded, so we’ll see what happens with ‘Sherlock’.”
Guy Ritchie’s take on ‘Sherlock Holmes’ stars Downey as the eccentric detective and Jude Law as his long-suffering sidekick, Dr. John Watson.