John Stevenson to Direct Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes

Announced earlier this year, Rocket Pictures is moving forward with a sequel to their 2011 hit Gnomeo & Juliet. Today, Deadline updates that Kung Fu Panda helmer John Stevenston has signed on to direct Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes.

The original film featured the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt who, though unconfirmed, are likely to return. The first film’s director, Kelly Asbury, will serve as creative consultant while Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil are set to again provide the screenplay.

As in the original, Sherlock Gnomes will feature new music by Elton John.

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