The first trailer for Mr Holmes, based on Mitch Cullin’s A Slight Trick of The Mind, has been released. Ian McKellan will play the iconic Sherlock Holmes.

MR. HOLMES is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective.1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.


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Olga Hughes is currently pre-occupied with fairy tales, fantasy, misanthropy, medieval history and the long eighteenth century. She has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts and is currently majoring in Literature and History at Deakin. She has contributed to websites such as History behind Game of Thrones, The Anne Boleyn Files and The Tudor Society.

2 Responses

  1. M.E. Lawrence

    (Although I doubt Holmes would have enjoyed my sentimentality) “Aaawww.” A good idea and I hope it’s well executed. Thanks for the clip; I’ll pass it along to other Sherlockians and semi-Sherlockians.

    • Olga Hughes

      I think it’s a good idea too, I’m looking forward to this.