Nearly a year after the 2011 release of Gnomeo & Juliet, Elton John’s Rocket Pictures has announced that a 3D sequel is currently in development. The film is titled Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.
Deadline, which broke the news about the sequel, provided the following synopsis about the film:
When gnomes start disappearing from the suburban gardens of England, Gnomeo, Juliet and friends enlist the help of Sherlock Gnomes, “the greatest ornamental detective,” to track the culprit. Unfortunately, Sherlock is neither as brilliant nor as insightful as his human counterpart, and as the crimes against gnomanity continue, the threat to their world becomes bigger than they ever imagined.
The screenwriters of the first film, Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil, have returned and are already writing the script for the sequel. Shaw said, “It will be a fun, broad family film building on the popular foundation of the first. We believe the wide appeal of our world and characters combined with strong musical elements create a terrific franchise opportunity.”
Gnomeo & Juliet was an unexpected hit and brought in over $194 million worldwide and $100 million in the US alone. Elton John will be back as an executive producer, along with Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish as producers. Elton will also compose the new songs for the film.