Johnny Depp Signs on for Gnomeo and Juliet Sequel
The sequel to Gnomeo and Juliet has received a title and a big name to headline the franchise's return to the screen.
The original 2011 film was a family friendly film that retold Shakespeare's tragedy in a much lighter way. The new film will be called Sherlock Gnomes, and will follow a mystery among the gnomes that needs solving.
Gnomeo and Juliet will be tasked with finding the revered detective to help with a case involving a number of disappearances in the garden gnome sanctuary.
Depp will play Sherlock (in a much different style to his other portrayal) while James McAvoy and Emily Blunt will return as the two principle characters from the first film.
Paramount has a release date of January 12, 2018, and the 7-year gap between sequel and original may harm the movie's success.