The Hollywood Reporter‘s Risky Biz Blog is reporting that Warner Bros. has already started developing a sequel to Sherlock Holmes by bringing on Kieran and Michele Mulroney to write the script. The duo previously penned Justice League: Mortal for the studio, and also wrote the upcoming Paper Man.
Brad Pitt has had discussions with producers to star as Holmes’ nemesis Moriarty in the next installment, adds the site, but there is no deal in place for him to take the part yet.
Opening in theaters on Christmas Day, Sherlock Holmes was directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan and Kelly Reilly.
Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham, Lionel Wigram and Simon Kinberg all worked on the screenplay for the first film.