The 2011 animated film Gnomeo & Juliet looks like it has a sequel about to head into production, tentatively titled, Sherlock Gnomes. The garden gnomes originally retold the story of “Romeo and Juliet,” but this time look like they will be sending up the classic tales of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Where the first film featured classic Elton John songs in it’s soundtrack, the new film promises to have new songs, allowing Elton John to be eligible for a possible Oscar nomination.
Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, the film’s original writers, have returned to pen the sequel. John Stevenson, the director of “Kung Fu Panda,” has signed on to direct the film.
The characters from the first movie return, and enlist the help of a famous gnome-detective in solving the sinister disappearance of gnomes from the suburban gardens of England. It is not yet known if any of the original cast will return to voice characters in Sherlock Gnomes.
Elton John and David Furnish are producing the sequel, with Elton’s company Rocket Pictures producing. No release date has yet been set.