Paramount Hiring Writer For YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES Redo

If you don’t think that between the BBC’s Sherlock, CBS’s Elementary and the Guy Ritchie/Robert Downey Jr cinematic collaborations there still just aren’t enough post-modern variations on Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic consulting detective character Sherlock Holmes, then maybe this will satiate you.

Paramount Studios is currently in development on a remake of their 1985 film Young Sherlock Holmes and are negotiating with Evan Spiliotopoulos to write the screenplay.

Directed by Barry Levinson, the original film told the meeting of Holmes and the future Doctor Watson at an English boarding school where they discover a series of grisly murders. The story contradicted the details that Doyle gave for Holmes and Watson’s first meeting but that didn’t stop it from being well received by critics and audiences.

Spiliotopoulos’s resume has a number of Disney direct-to-DVD projects including The Lion King 1 ½ and Cinderella 3: A Twist in Time. More recently, he has worked on A Night At The Museum and The Help and has Wanted 2 and an adaptation of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick in development.

Chris Columbus, who wrote the original’s screenplay, is serving as a producer on this new iteration.

Via The Wrap.

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