LOS ANGELES, Nov 8 — Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for animated comedy Sherlock Gnomes, the sequel to 2011 hit Gnomeo and Juliet.
The film centres around Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt) who recruit detective Sherlock Gnomes (voiced by Johnny Depp) to investigate the mysterious disappearance of their garden ornaments.
Also lending their star voices to the film are Chiwetel Ejiofor, Maggie Smith, Michael Caine, Ashley Jensen, Matt Lucas, Stephen Merchant, Mary J Blige and Ozzy Osbourne.
The synopsis of the film reads: “The beloved garden gnomes from Gnomeo and Juliet are back for a whole new adventure in London. When Gnomeo and Juliet first arrive in the city with their friends and family, their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. However, they soon discover that someone is kidnapping garden gnomes all over London. When Gnomeo and Juliet return home to find that everyone in their garden is missing — there’s only one gnome to call… Sherlock Gnomes. The famous detective and sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson to investigate the case. The mystery will lead our gnomes on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city.”
Sherlock Gnomes is set for release on March 23, 2018.