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Sherlock Holmes 2 gets a new still and some scene details

01.14.2011

It's been awhile since we got any SHERLOCK HOLMES 2 news. Lucky for us, Hero Complex has a new still from the film as well as some plot and action sequence details.

The Hero Complex write-up starts out with a description of a scene, "On a frigid November morning, as steam rises from train engines burning fiery coal in a century-old rail depot, Sherlock Holmes is in trouble. Blood on the side of his face, he’s fleeing the staccato rat-tat-tat of 19th century gunfire. Fortunately, his loyal friend Dr. Watson is at his side, as is a rifle-toting gypsy. Outside the depot, Watson and Holmes fumble with their guns to get a bead on their assailants, but the gypsy woman, Sim, beats them to it. She confidently cocks her rifle. Boom! A man falls dead. On beat, Watson and Holmes look at each other with surprise."

A couple of paragraphs down, a plot is given:

"Set in 1891 — a year after the last film’s events — the sequel shows Holmes continuing his pursuit of Professor Moriarty (played by Jared Harris), who, if the investigator’s instincts are correct, might be the world’s first supervillain. Watson, meanwhile, is still trying to be a good partner to his love, Mary Morstan (Kelly Reilly), while keeping Sherlock alive."

Robert Downey Jr. talked about how the latter task won't be so easy, “Unlike last time, where Holmes kept getting Watson into trouble. This time Watson is getting Holmes out of trouble, and they’re both in deeper trouble than I think the audience could have imagined we could go…. All manner of nastiness has just occurred.”

Following the quote, another action scene description is given, "Later in the day, Downey and Law are positioned behind a cargo crate on the edge of the depot for another scene in which their characters are again under fire. A battered-looking Holmes fires his meek little pistol, but then Watson, who carries what appears to be a portable Gatling gun, dishes out an awkward volley (with the herky-jerky movement of a 1980s-era bass player). What he lacks in precision, he makes up for in bullets fired."

Sequel territory can be rather touchy, but Downey Jr. and Jude Law offer some comforting words, “We have no intention of going back and patronizing people by re-covering the same ground,” says Law. “Look, I’ve done a sequel or two now — I feel like I should be in a recovery group for sequel-itis survivors. First, there is a bit of inflation. Then, you say, ‘We have to work harder.’ Then you work harder, but not smarter.”

Extra Tidbit: I liked the first installment and welcome the second. Anyone else feel the same?
Source: Hero Complex

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