Sequels: 'Sherlock Holmes 3' gets 'Iron Man 3' Writer; 'Fast 6' and 'Fast 7' Could Shoot Back-to-Back

Sherlock Holmes 3 Gets Iron Man 3 Writer

Warner Bros. has hired Drew Pearce, who’s currently working on Iron Man 3, to write the third chapter in the Sherlock Holmes movie franchise.
That Warner is moving forward with a third movie before Sherlock 2 releases isn’t a big surprise; Sherlock 2 was also greenlit before the first film came out.
Pearce is a busy guy these days. In addition to Iron Man 3 and now Sherlock 3, he’s also been hired by Paramount to script an adaptation of the DC comic book The Mighty. He also wrote the first draft for Marvel’s Runaways which is currently on hold but could certainly go into production following the release of The Avengers next year.
Not much is currently known about the third movie, like whether it will conclude the story arc or leave the door open for more movies, but stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will return and Guy Ritchie will most likely return to direct.
Are you excited for a third Sherlock movie?
Fast 6 and 7 Could Shoot Back-to-Back
Universal Pictures is considering shooting Fast and the Furious 6 and 7 back-to-back with a single story arc connecting the two films, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Writer Chris Morgan is currently working on story ideas with director Justin Lin, who has directed the last three Fast movies and plans to shoot both films. Morgan has written the last three films in the Fast franchise.
The concept of shooting multiple films at once isn’t new. Pirates of the Caribbean 2 and 3 shot back-to-back while Peter Jackson shot the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy in one epic swoop. Jackson is also employing the same concept for the two Hobbit movies he’s currently filming.
The advantages for shooting back-to-back are almost purely monetary. Studios save a ton of money in not having to schedule and coordinate two separate productions. Shooting multiple films also allows for a quicker turn-around. In this case, the lag time between Fast sequels would be about a year, as opposed to the previous two-year wait between Fast movies.
With the advantages come risks, including the potential for Fast Six of not meeting expectations. If the sixth movie duds, the studio is on the hook for hundreds of millions already spent on a seventh movie.
A $624 million worldwide gross for Fast Five suggests that audiences can’t get enough of the franchise. So are you excited for two more Fast movies?
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