Sir Ian McKellen reunites with director Bill Condon (Gods & Monsters) to star as the world’s greatest detective in Mr Holmes.

The movie is a new twist on this famous private eye and is set when 1947, an ageing 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.


The move will reach UK cinemas in June, and in US movie theatres a month later, and as a preview Miramax and Roadside Attractions have released this brand new preview at what looks like could be a real summer blockbuster.