Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios have unveiled the new trailer for its animated ceramic-lawn-feature-mystery, Sherlock Gnomes. This sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet is directed by John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) and reinvents the iconic detective for a cheeky family-friendly adventure. The movie is due out in March 2018.
The film kicks off as Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) first arrive in London with their friends and family. As the gang busies themselves getting the garden ready for spring, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over the city. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find everyone in their garden is missing, there’s only one gnome for the job: Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp)! The famous detective’s investigations lead our little heroes on a rollicking adventure through an undiscovered side of London.
The voice cast also features Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne reprising their roles, plus Chiwetel Ejiofor as Watson and Mary J. Blige as Irene. Original music by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.