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Warner Bros. Gets 'Iron Man 3' Screenwriter for 'Sherlock Holmes 3'

October 24, 2011 (3:44 am) GMT
Though 'Sherlock Holmes' sequel, 'A Game of Shadows', has not even opened in theaters, the studio has tapped Drew Pearce to pen the script for the next installment.
Warner Bros. Gets 'Iron Man 3' Screenwriter for 'Sherlock Holmes 3'

Although "" is still two months away from arriving in U.S. theaters, Warner Bros. Pictures is already planning a third installment for the -starring detective movie franchise. Words are, the studio has already hired a screenwriter to pen the script for "".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. has tapped Drew Pearce to serve as the scribe for the next "" movie. Pearce is currently writing the screenplay for "", which also stars Downey Jr. Additionally, he tackles the script for Paramount Pictures' DC Comics-adapted superhero movie, "".

No new talent has been attached to star in "Sherlock Holmes 3", but it is almost certain that Downey Jr. and will return to play Holmes and Dr. Watson respectively. In "Sherlock Holmes 2", which will hit U.S. theaters on December 16, both actors star opposite , and .

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the story of "A Game of Shadows" centers on Holmes who continues his pursuit of Professor Moriarty, whom he suspects to be the world's number one supervillain. In his attempt to solve the case, he is supported by his long trusted partner Dr. Watson, and gets help from his older brother Mycroft Holmes and a gypsy woman named Sim.

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