Dan Lin Sherlock Holmes 2

New York, NY – November 30th, 2011— SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS features the return of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detective and martial artist — trained in the 19th century hybrid of jujitsu called “Bartitsu”. Produced by Taiwanese American Dan Lin (named one of “10 Producers to Watch” by Variety in 2008), the highly-anticipated action/adventure sequel features Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as the world’s most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes, and Jude Law returning as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Silver Pictures Production, in association with Wigram Productions, a Guy Ritchie Film, “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.” Opening on December 16, 2011, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. For more information about the film, visit www.sherlockholmes2.com.

Dan Lin Sherlock Holmes 2

About “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes ever more dangerous as it leads him and Watson out of London and across Europe, to France, Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

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About the Sherlock Holmes character

For generations, Sherlock Holmes has embodied the gift of seeing beyond the obvious—of discerning the truth from within the haze of deception. Created in the late 19th century, in a series of stories and novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the brilliant detective has become one of pop culture’s most enduring figures, whose adventures are among the most widely read in the history of the English language.

About the “Sherlock Holmes” film series

The film series, beginning in 2009 with “Sherlock Holmes,” offers a dynamic new portrayal of the legendary detective. Revealing fighting abilities as powerful as his famous intellect, Holmes employs his own unique methods to get to the heart of a case, traveling where no one else would think to go to find what others cannot see.

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Sherlock Holmes: Martial Artist

In the films, as in the books, both Holmes and Watson know their way around a fight and their skills are frequently tested.  Holmes is a skilled martial artist; this propensity links him with both the star and director of “Sherlock Holmes,” as Downey and Ritchie have practiced martial arts for years, and worked together to create Holmes’s distinct fighting style.  “Doyle called it Baritsu in the novels, which is tied to a 19th century hybrid of jujitsu that is actually called Bartitsu created by Edward William Barton-Wright,” Downey explains.  “Jujitsu is Guy’s chosen martial art.  Mine is Wing Chun Kung Fu.  So, we developed our own combination of martial arts styles for the movie.”

About Dan Lin

Producer Dan LinDan Lin is the CEO of Lin Pictures, a production company based at Warner Bros., where it has an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema.  Lin produced “Sherlock Holmes,” starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, the thriller “The Box,” starring Cameron Diaz, and Ricky Gervais’s comedy “The Invention of Lying,” starring Gervais and Jennifer Garner. Lin also served as an executive producer on Robert Rodriguez’s family film “Shorts” and the action thriller “Terminator Salvation,” starring Christian Bale and Sam Worthington. He currently has a number of projects in development, including “Justice League,” “The Gangster Squad,” “The Lego Movie,” “Suicide Squad” and “Tom & Jerry.”  Prior to forming Lin Pictures, in January 2008, Lin served as Senior Vice President of Production for Warner Bros. Pictures.  During his eight-year tenure at the studio, from 1999 to 2007, he oversaw the development and production of such films as Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award®-winning drama “The Departed”; “10,000 BC,” directed by Roland Emmerich; “The Aviator,” directed by Scorsese; “TMNT”; “The Invasion”; “Unaccompanied Minors”; “Alexander”; “Scooby-Doo 2”; and “Torque.”  In September 2008, Lin was named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch.”  He had been profiled on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Next Generation List” in 2005. Lin received his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania before earning his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1999.

Watch the Trailer:

  • Release Date: December 16, 2011
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sequel, Adaptation
  • Director: Guy Ritchie
  • Screenwriter: Kieran Mulroney, Michele Mulroney
  • Official Website: SherlockHolmes2.com
  • Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry, Gilles Lellouche
  • Running Time: Unknown
  • MPAA Rating: Not yet rated


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