Sherlock Holmes and the Scandal in Bohemia
|Written by:||Adam Scott|
|Produced by:||A. J. Black|
|Running Time:||123 Pages|
|Released:||December 18, 2009|
|Preceded by:||Sherlock Holmes|
|Followed by:||The Seventh Napoleon|
Sherlock Holmes and the Scandal in Bohemia is a drama/mystery film, written and directed by Adam Scott, and based on characters created by Arthur Conan Doyle. It bears no link to the Guy Ritchie, 2009 adaptation of the character, except the source material. It is a sequel to Sherlock Holmes, which aired at MZP-TV in 2008.
In the days before Christmas in the year 1885, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson are engaged by a mysterious client to prevent a major diplomatic incident. Their target is a world-renowned opera singer named Irene Adler, a woman who may be the equal of the most dangerous criminals Holmes has ever crossed paths with. Has the great detective finally met his match?
- Christian Bale as Sherlock Holmes.
- John Simm as Dr. John Watson.
- Kenneth Branagh as Lord Carrow.
- Robbie Coltrane as Inspector Lestrade.
- Rufus Sewell as King Wilhelm.
- Gemma Arterton as Mary Morstan.
- Scarlett Johansson as Irene Adler.
Despite claiming he was planning a sequel in the pitch for the original, Adam Scott had no intentions of producing a sequel, intending only to make "the single best Sherlock Holmes movie ever". The response for the original was near overwhelming, however, and he admitted to not being able to resist.
Much like the original film, The Scandal in Bohemia received near universal positive feedback. Readers and reviewers once again praised the plotting, dialogue, and characterisation. Comparisons were made to The Dark Knight - a sequel that rises above the expectations based off the original, and is simply a better film overall. Reviewers praised the Holmes/Watson relationship in particular.