Elton John to Compose Music For GNOMEO & JULIET Sequel
Deadline.com reports that director John Stevenson is set to helm the 3D animated sequel to 'Gnomeo & Juliet', to be titled, SHERLOCK GNOMES. As he did in the original film, Elton John will compose original music. Production is set to begin early next year.
John's Rocket Pictures will once again produce the project with 'Gnomeo' scribes Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil also on board to write the follow-up. According to the report, the film will center on "the characters from the first movie enlisting the help of a famous gnome-detective in solving the sinister disappearance of gnomes from the suburban gardens of England."
GNOMEO & JULIET featured the voices of Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe) as Gnomeo; Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) as Juliet; Academy Award winner Michael Caine (Inception) as Lord Redbrick; Jason Statham (The Trasnsporter franchise) as Tybalt; Ashley Jensen (TV's Ugly Betty) as Nanette; Patrick Stewart (X-Men franchise) as William Shakespeare; Ozzy Osbourne (TV's The Osbournes) as Fawn and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter franchise) as Lady Blueberry.