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Mar 8 12 7:08 PM
A true talent + wicked sense of humour + charming personality = James McAvoy: Undeniably, a Scottish "legend in the making".
Mar 8 12 7:10 PM
Gnomeo & Juliet, the most gnome-filled Shakespeare adaptation to date, was a bit of lively if ultimately unsatisfying fun buoyed by a soundtrack of Elton John hits. As it did solid bank at the global box office, John (who was an exec producer on the film) and his production company Rocket Pictures are gearing up for a sequel called Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes (hey, you try coming up with a concept that rhymes with “gnomes.” It’s hard!).
Per Deadline, John is back in the studio composing new music for the film (the first one having featured only two new tunes mixed in with the classics), while Gnomeo writers Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil are working on the script. Original director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), meanwhile, will be sliding into a “creative consultant” role. This time around, the plot will see the titular protagonists (originally voiced by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) seeking out the renowned (but inept) gnome detective to solve a rash of gnome disappearances. Like its predecessor, this one will be available in gnome-tacular 3D.Source: http://collider.com/elton-john-gnomeo-juliet-sherlock-gnomes/150958/
Mar 8 12 7:14 PM
By Mike Lee • March 8, 2012
Last year the world was introduced to a family friendly take on Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy Gnomeo and Juliet. Combined with a soundtrack powered by Elton John, the movie did relatively well at the box office, and a little over a year after its release, we are getting word that John’s production company Rocket Pictures is preparing for a sequel titled Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes. Guess Gnomethello was a bit to dark of a play to adapt into a family friendly movie.
Deadline was the first to report on this exclusive, which, as you can guess, will follow the two Gnomes on a sleuthing adventure where a rash of gnome disappearances have been occurring throughout the neighborhood.
Gnomeo writers Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil are working on the script. Original director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), meanwhile, will be sliding into a “creative consultant” role. James McAvoy and Emily BLunt are expected to reprise their roles, but they aren’t confirmed as of yet. And of course the movie will be released is 3D. No word yet on the release date for the movie. Source: http://www.fusedfilm.com/2012/03/elton-johns-production-company-preps-gnomeo-juliet-shelock-gnomes/
Mar 10 12 11:20 AM
After the surprise success of animated film Gnomeo and Juliet, a sequel has unsurprisingly been announced Rocket Pictures.
Gnomeo and Juliet : Sherlock Gnnomes will be released sometime in 2013/2014, and stars Emily Blunt and James McAvoy are expected to reprise their titular roles in the new film.
Sir Elton John will once again write new songs for the soundtrack, while a director is yet to assigned to the project.
Producer Steve Hamilton said, “Action detective stories need some gnomes to liven them up, I'm sure Arthur Conan Doyle would agree. 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."
The plot centres on a gnome version of the famous Baker Street detective investigating a series of gnome disappearances. Source: http://www.musicrooms.net/movies/46459-gnomeo-and-juliet-sequel-gets-green-light.html
Apr 5 12 7:48 AM
By Michael Gioia09 Mar 2012
Tony and Academy Award-winning musician Elton John will compose original songs for "Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes," the animated sequel of the 2011 Disney film "Gnomeo & Juliet," according to Deadline.com.
Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, who wrote the original film, will reunite for the sequel. "Gnomeo & Juliet" director Kelly Asbury will act as a creative consultant. The film will be produced by Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish with John as executive producer.
The 2011 film, which also included original songs by John, featured the voices of James McAvoy (Gnomeo), Emily Blunt (Juliet), Michael Caine (Lord Redbrick), Jason Statham (Tybalt), Ashley Jensen (Nanette), Patrick Stewart (William Shakespeare), Ozzy Osbourne (Fawn) and Maggie Smith (Lady Blueberr).
In "Sherlock Gnomes," which is planned to begin production in the fall, Gnomeo and Juliet enlist the help of Sherlock Gnomes when gnomes start disappearing from the suburban gardens of England.
John is a five-time Grammy Award winner and Academy Award winner for "The Lion King." He has written the scores to the Broadway musicals Billy Elliot, The Lion King, Aida (Tony Award) and Lestat. John's numerous albums include "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," "Tumbleweed Connection," "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" and his self-titled 1970 album.
Kelly Asbury only consultant. Still no confirmation of James or others returning but production in the fall should be mean that they will be signing cast soon.
Sep 5 12 11:36 AM
5 September, 2012 | By Andreas Wiseman
Kung Fu Panda director boards 3D sequel to Rocket Pictures’ hit Gnomeo & Juliet; Rocket hires Carolyn Soper to help oversee the production; production set for early 2013 with Elton John composing original songs for the feature.
Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has hired Kung Fu Pandadirector John Stevenson to direct Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to 3D hit Gnomeo & Juliet.
The sequel follows the characters from the first film, as they enlist the help of famous gnome-detective Sherlock Gnomes in solving the mysteriousdisappearance of gnomes from suburban gardens in England.
“John has the perfect sensibility for this movie, together with the vision to build on the first film to create a distinctive, fresh and action-packed adventure,” said Rocket CEO and producer Steve Hamilton Shaw.
Rocket Pictures has hired Carolyn Soper, former head of production at Walt Disney Animation, to join the company and oversee the production alongside Hamilton Shaw. David Furnish and Elton John will also take producing roles, with John composing original songs for the sequel.
Production is scheduled to commence early 2013. Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, co-writers of Gnomeo & Juliet, are writing the screenplay.
Stevenson previously directed DreamWorks Animation feature Kung Fu Panda, which earned nearly $635 million in worldwide box office and won 10 Annie Awards.
“I’m delighted to be joining the Rocket Pictures team forSherlock Gnomes,” said Stevenson. “The first movie established a hugely appealing world and characters, and I’m excited by the challenge to build on this and deliver a blockbuster action movie, gnome-style…”
Rocket Pictures has acquired film rights to the New York Times best-selling series of books, NERDS, the popular stories by author Michael Buckley’s about kids who run a spy network from inside their elementary school.
Rocket is also currently producing Will Gallows and theSnake Bellied Troll, written and to be directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2), alongside Rocketman, a biographical musical-fantasy film about the life of Sir Elton John, written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliott).
Stevenson is represented by CAA. Rocket Pictures is represented by UTA.
Although neither James or Emily are listed, I'm assuming that they will be asked back depending upon contracts.
Sep 5 12 11:38 AM
May 3 13 2:08 AM
Interview with Ashley Jensen (Nanette, the frog) gives an update on Gnomeo & Juliet sequel
Will you be a part of the How To Train Your Dragon sequel?
Not that I’m aware of, but that would be kind of cool. I seem to have
cornered the market in children’s films since I had a child. With Nativity and Gnomeo & Juliet and Arthur Christmas and All Stars – I think I should I should be in How To Train Your Dragon 2. Actually, Gnomeo & Juliet are doing a sequel and that’s going to be a in a couple of years. I’m going to be a part of that.
May 28 15 6:01 PM
They are still talking Sherlock Gnomes (I wonder how true it is about them "being in negotiations")
By Baz Bamigboye for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:59 GMT, 28 May 2015 | Updated: 00:10 GMT, 29 May 2015
Emily Blunt and James McAvoy are in negotiations to get all ornamental.
They’re hoping to play garden gnomes in upcoming movie Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.
The actors provided voices for the 2011 movie Gnomeo & Juliet, about star-crossed ceramic figures who reside in neighbouring porcelain homes at 2B and Not 2B Verona Drive — and now they’re required for the Sherlock sequel.
The original, executive produced by Elton John and David Furnish at Rocket Pictures, was a success at the box office and on DVD.
Both stars have been offered parts in the follow-up, but first the deals have to be finalised. In any case, they are very busy at present.
Ms Blunt was just at the Cannes Film Festival promoting her thrilling role as an FBI agent in Denis Villeneuve’s superb thriller Sicario.
It also features good work from her co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and London’s very own Daniel Kaluuya.
Now, she’s in Britain filming The Huntsman with Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain and Chris Hemsworth. Meanwhile, McAvoy has been shooting the latest Marvel movie X-Men: Apocalypse
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3101598/BAZ-BAMIGBOYE-Sherlock-Gnomes-comes-calling-action-girl-Emily.html#ixzz3bU5pPNSQ
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