By Creative Media Times
The gnomes are back in action as Paramount Pictures releases the first trailer “Sherlock Gnomes”, the sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet which features the voices of James McAvoy, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp.
The trailer shows Gnomeo (McAvoy) and Juliet (Blunt) moving into a new garden with new garden gnomes and getting ready for spring. The picture looks happily ever after, until everyone in the garden have gone missing. Enter, Sherlock Gnomes (Depp) who comes in to investigate the mysterious disappearances of their friends, sending the gnomes into a rollicking London adventure.
Directed by Kung Fu Panda’s John Stevenson, talk of the sequel has been bouncing around for years since the original film premiered to mixed reviews, though embraced by audiences enough to gross $194 million on a $36 million budget.
Also reprising their voice roles are Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant and Ozzy Osbourne along with Mary J. Blige who is new addition to the franchise. The film features original music from Elton John (whose 1983 hit song “I’m Still Standing” plays in the background) and Bernie Taupin.
Here’s the film’s concise synopsis per movie’s Facebook page:
After a string of garden gnome disappearances in London, Gnomeo & Juliet look to legendary detective Sherlock Gnomes to solve the case of their missing friends and family.
Paramount Pictures is scheduled to releases “Sherlock Gnomes” from MGM and Paramount Animation on March 23, 2018.