Paramount Pictures has dropped the first official trailer for Sherlock Gnomes, the upcoming CG-animated sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet.
The follow-up finds Gnomeo (James McAvoy), Juliet (Emily Blunt) and their friends and family in a whole new adventure in London when they discover someone is kidnapping garden gnomes. Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) is brought on the case.
Gnomeo & Juliet received mixed reviews but was still a hit, making $US193.9 million from an estimated budget of $US36 million. It’s somewhat surprising it’s taken almost seven years to receive a follow-up. The sequel could see an even better performance, with a star-studded voice cast that also includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Stephen Merchant and Mary J. Blige, Elton John on board co-crafting original music, and a higher quality of animation. As for the fart jokes and mankini jokes below, the target audience is very clear.
Sherlock Gnomes will open in the US on March 23, 2018. Watch the trailer below.