Since world premiering to a very warm reception in Berlin in February, Mr. Holmes has offered up clues via clips and a teaser. Today, the full official trailer has landed (above) with more of the story revealed — including Ian McKellen’s 93-year-old eponymous detective proclaiming he’s “never worn” a deerstalker, and prefers a cigar to a pipe.
Director Bill Condon reteams with his Gods And Monsters star who plays Sherlock as he revisits the circumstances of the unsolved case that forced him into retirement. It’s 1947 when the aging sleuth returns from a journey to Japan, where, in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, he faces the end of his days tending to his bees — McKellen did his own stunts — with only the company of his housekeeper (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.