And, as a result, after conducting initial investigations, Sherlock Gnomes is convinced: That his arch-enemy, Moriarty (Jamie Demetriou), is behind the mystery of the disappearance of the garden gnomes. However, the problem was, Moriarty was already presumed dead the last time he fought Sherlock Gnomes. Is the evil professor still alive? Who is the mastermind behind the kidnapping of the garden gnomes in the City of London?
Btw, different from the first Gnomeo & Juliet film, this Sherlock Gnomes film is no longer directed by Kelly Ashbury. Because he was busy working on Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017). John Stevenson was then lined up as his successor. He has experience directing Kung Fu Panda (2008). That’s phenomenal.
Like the previous Gnomeo & Juliet films, Sherlock Gnomes is also produced by Rocket Pictures. However, it is no longer financed by Disney through its subsidiary Touchstone Pictures. This time, the investors are Paramount Pictures (through Paramount Animation) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).
One of the factors that makes Sherlock Gnomes interesting is the array of voice actors. Just look at names like Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, and Chiwetel Ejiofor. All of which are famous stars from Hollywood.
However, unfortunately, despite being backed by a number of famous names, Sherlock Gnomes was not able to captivate the hearts of critics. In fact, this second film is considered much worse than the first Gnomeo & Juliet film.
In addition, to make matters worse, at the box office, Sherlock Gnomes is also sluggish. Because, until now, only able to reap USD 36 million. Haven’t covered the capital. Which reached USD 59 million. This film sequel fails to follow in the footsteps of Gnomeo & Juliet first. Which includes success in that market. The future of the Gnomes franchise has become bleak because of it.
Ready Player One, one of the most anticipated films of 2018, is finally showing cinemas starting this Wednesday (28/3). The film’s story, directed by the Maestro Steven Spielberg, is adapted from the bestselling science fiction novel by Ernest Cline.
After being published on August 16, 2011, the novel Ready Player One immediately exploded in the market. His story, adorned with references to dozens of pop cultures from the 1980s and 1990s, has captivated millions of readers around the world.
Signs of the success of Ready Player One, it seems, can already be kissed by film producers in Hollywood. The proof is, before the novel was released in 2011, the author, Ernest Cline, in 2010, had already signed a contract with Warner Bros. Pictures to bring his work to the big screen.
When interviewed, Ernest Cline admitted that he was inspired by the work of Steven Spielberg, who happened to be the director of the Ready Player One film, in writing his novel. So far, Spielberg is known as one of the masters of producing science fiction and fantasy films. Therefore, he considers Spielberg to be the most appropriate person to work on the film adaptation of his USD 175 million novel.
Like the novel version, the story of the Ready Player One film is set in the future. To be precise, in 2045. When the Earth, it is said, has been badly damaged by global warming, extreme climate change, overpopulation, and poverty.