New Posters For ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’
Check out the two new ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ movie posters that were just released. (Via Yahoo). Excitement is swirling around this sequel this week, after news came out that the first trailer was possibly going to be attached to the beginning of HP7 Pt. 2. Guy Ritchie is back in the director’s seat for a second go around, as well as Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Rachel McAdams. Noomi Rapace (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ Trilogy) and Jared Harris have also joined the cast.
‘Sherlock Holmes’ did exceptionally well according to the critics and the box office. The film earned a grade of 70% on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer and a 57 from Metacritic. ‘Holmes’ also earned over a half billion dollars in the box office ($524,028,679 via BoxOfficeMojo).
The first installment of the ‘Holmes’ series was easily Ritchie’s most successful movie in the box office. Ritchie also directed ‘Snatch’ and ‘Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrells’ which both received passing grades on Rotten Tomatoes (72% & 73% respectively). His average grade as a director on Rotten Tomatoes is a 49.2% (6 films).
The previous writers are out, and Kieran Mulroney is in. This is only the second film that Mulroney has written, with Paper Man (RottenTomatoes: 29%/Metacritic: 37) being his only film on his resume.
The fact that this trailer is attached to HP7 Pt. 2, as well as the trailer for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’, has me stoked for the midnight showing. After thoroughly enjoying ‘Sherlock Holmes’, I have high hopes, but am tempering my expectations with a new writer in the fold.
‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ release date is December 16, 2011.