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‘Mr. Holmes’: Ian McKellen Tackles Mystery As Famed Detective – Watch

Thu, March 5, 2015 10:21am EDT by 3 Comments

Sherlock Holmes is back– and ready to solve the creepiest crimes! A new trailer for the next installment of the classic mystery series called ‘Mr. Holmes,’ which will hit theaters this summer, has just been released and you can watch it right now!

A detective’s work is never done, apparently. Sherlock Holmes is back again, this time played by Ian McKellen in the new movie Mr. Holmes. Though the iconic mystery-solver has been portrayed a ton of times, this newest film seems different, focused upon Sherlock towards the end of his life, solving the mysteries of his very own past. And, hello, Ian McKellen! Need we say more?

‘Mr. Holmes’ Trailer

“After a lifetime of detective work, there’s one mystery left to solve,” it is said in this new trailer for Mr. Holmes.

“His own,” we are told as the thought is completed. The self-reflectiveness of Mr. Holmes seems to be what’s going to set it apart from the Sherlocks of the past.

Struggling with the oncoming loss of his memory, Sherlock gets help in the film from a young boy named Roger (Milo Parker), who helps him investigate the events of his own life which lead to his retirement. Of course, it wouldn’t be a good mystery without a layer of romance, which is where Laura Linney comes in.

Solving His Own Mysteries

Though much of the film’s details are still being kept under wraps (it is a mystery, after all!) the official film description is, “Long-retired and near the end of his life, Sherlock Holmes grapples with an unreliable memory and must rely on his housekeeper’s son as he revisits the still-unsolved case that led to his retirement.”

Talk about vagueness. There is also a chill-inducing bee subplot running throughout, apparently. And I don’t mean bee as in secondary, I mean bee as in the horrifying, picnic-ruining insects.

Fun stuff!

What do you think of the Mr. Holmes trailer? Are you excited for the new movie?

— Casey Mink