Move Over RDJr; Ian McKellen Cast as Sherlock Holmes

Move Over RDJr; Ian McKellen Cast as Sherlock Holmes


Seriously can this guy add any more impressive characters to his resume? Richard III, Gandalf, Magneto and now the infamous Sherlock Holmes. 

The 74-year-old’s casting in the eccentric role was announced earlier today.


This latest movie centered on the well-loved literary character will be of a different view, with the film (titled A SLIGHT TRICK OF THE MIND) based on Mitch Cullin’s 2006 novel rather than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original portrayal.

Directed by Bill Condon (TWILIGHT 1 & 2….not the greatest additions to the old CV!), the flick picks up with well after Holmes’ retirement. We follow a 93-year-old Holmes who is haunted by an unsolved case from half a century ago.

With Dr Watson not longer with him (booo!!!) and his brilliant mind a little on the tired side, Holmes must grapple with his rather diminished powers of deduction in order to finally put the case to rest.

Whilst the idea of a Watson-less Holmes freaks me out just a little (it’s just not right I tell you!), I am pretty darn excited by the whole thing.

We’ll keep you updated as preproduction develops!



Sian's love for movies spawned from having a tight mother whose generosity stretched only to hiring movies once a week for entertainment. As a pre-teen Sian spent more pocket money then she earned on cinema tickets and thus sought a job at the cinema. Over the next decade she rose to be one of the greats in her backwater, six-screen cinema complex, zooming through the ranks from candy bar wench with upselling superpowers, to pasty projectionist, to a manager rocking a pencil skirt. Sian went on to study Journalism at university though feels her popcorn shovelling days were far more educational