Warner Bros has slated Drew Pearce to write Sherlock Holmes 3 even before the second instalment of the revisionist comic book Guy Ritchie series, starring Robert Downey Jnr and Jude Law, has opened. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, with Downey Jnr as the super sleuth and Law as his trusty sidekick, Dr Watson, premieres this December.

Game of Shadows centres on the battle between Holmes, Watson, and their arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty (played by Jared Harris). The cast also includes Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams.