Susan Downey: New Sherlock has to be perfect
Susan Downey is acting "responsibly" about getting a third Sherlock Holmes movie to screens.
Susan Downey is conscious of time running out for a third Sherlock Holmes film.
The filmmaker produced the first two movies in the detective franchise, which stars her husband Robert Downey, Jr. and Brit actor Jude Law.
She's confirmed a third instalment is in the making and feels the pressure to get things finalised before fans get bored.
"At a certain point it's going to be too long - we've waited too long," she worried to Collider.
"We're working as fast and responsibly as we can to get a great script. As soon as that great script walks in. But we're working on it. It's really exciting to hear people... wanting another one."
Sherlock Holmes hit cinemas in 2009 and sequel A Game of Shadows followed in 2011. Despite the wait now approaching three years, Susan knows the storyline has to be perfect for them to kick off filming.
"There's an idea. There's an idea, there's an outline, there is not a script yet. Trust me, the studio would love there to be a script," she admitted.
"But our feeling is, we gotta get it right. When you come back and you do a third one, there's gotta be something there that really warrants putting it back on the screen again. Other than, 'Hey it's just fun to see these guys together.' Which you know, that's a really good reason, by the way."
The producer also gushed about Jude and Robert's onscreen chemistry, calling it "so good". She also confirmed fans can expect the third film within the next few years.
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