Paramount Pictures released a new trailer and character posters for the 2018 comedy, Sherlock Gnomes. The family-friendly, garden gnome-friendly animated film is a sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo and Juliet. James McAvoy reprises his role from the original film, once again lending his voice to Gnomeo. Emily Blunt also returns as the voice of Juliet.
The voice cast also includes returning Gnomeo and Juliet cast members Michael Caine as Lord Redbrick, Maggie Smith as Lady Bluebury, Stephen Merchant as Paris, and Ozzy Osbourne as Fawn. Johnny Depp joins the sequel as Sherlock Gnomes, along with Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene.
John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) directs and Elton John, David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw, and Carolyn Soper produce. Sherlock Gnomes is targeting a March 23, 2018 theatrical release.
Gnomeo and Juliet, directed by Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Smurfs: The Lost Village), opened in theaters on February 11, 2011. The G-rated animated comedy grossed $25 million domestically over its opening weekend. The film rang up $99.9 million domestically and an additional $94 million in foreign box office receipts before finishing up its theatrical run.
The Plot: The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London.
When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing – there’s only one gnome to call… Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.