As producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue, along with co-star Rupert Graves arrive in San Diego to start pimping Sherlock at this year’s Comic-Con, the Beeb has released a new image featuring the series’ stars, Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch.
And as you can tell from the way they’re dressed, this is the duo in their costumes for the special episode of the show, due to air at the end of the year, set in Victorian times and reportedly fun of interesting little tweaks on the format that Moffat and co-creator Mark Gatiss have established on the series. For one thing, it’s detached from the regular continuity of the show, meaning that none of the dangling plotlines from the end of series three will be resolved.
“The special is its own thing,” Moffat told EW back in March. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. Mark Gatiss and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
With filming on the rest of series four not set to begin until next spring, we’re in for yet another wait for more episodes. But then, that’s the life of a Sherlock fan…
I’ve uploaded the first still of Benedict in Black Mass. The movie is set to open on September 18th.
I’ve added scans from the Total Film Summer Issue, which features Benedict’s upcoming movie Black Mass:
Hello everyone! Catching up on the latest events I’ve missed posting, thanks Mouza!
Here’s the first trailer for Black Mass, which opens September 18th:
In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.
Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for Best International Actor for his role in The Imitation Game for this year’s Irish Film and Television Academy Awards, the movie has also been nominated for Best International Film
TV3 will be bringing Irish viewers and the home audience all the excitement from Ceremony and the Red Carpet in a one hour IFTA Awards Special with all the highlights and interviews with nominees and winners, stars of the screen, guest presenters, Lifetime and special guests. (Source)
For the eagerly anticipated Sherlock special episode, Holmes and Watson are essentially going back in time.
Co-creator Steven Moffat has now confirmed the special will take place in Victorian London, validating fan assumptions about the episode. Last month the show’s stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman were spotted filming Sherlock in 19th century clothes, causing fans to wonder if perhaps the crime-fighting duo attended a costume ball, or ir perhaps it was just some kind of dream sequence within the special. But no: The 90-minute episode literally takes place hundreds of years ago.
“The special is it’s own thing,” Moffat told EW before attending a panel at the South by Southwest conference on Monday. “We wouldn’t have done the story we’re doing, and the way we’re doing it, if we didn’t have this special. It’s not part of the run of three episodes. So we had this to do it – as we could hardly conceal – it’s Victorian. [Co-creator Mark Gatiss] and me, we wanted to do this, but it had to be a special, it had to be separate entity on its own. It’s kind of in its own little bubble.”
The special is pretty much finished, Moffat added, and he’s very pleased with the result. No air date is set by Sherlock networks BBC and PBS Masterpiece, but the special is widely expected to air in the UK around December.
Benedict Cumberbatch and his lovely wife Sophie Hunter attended the 87th Annual Academy Awards earlier this evening where Benedict was nominated for Best Actor for his role on The Imitation Game. The award went to Eddie Redmayne, but the movie did win the Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for screenwritter Graham Moore. Here are pictures from the event. Also some pictures from Saturday’s The Weinstein Company’s Pre-Oscar Party.
Benedict and Keira attended the The New York Times’ Timestalks & TIFF In Los Angeles’ Presents ‘The Imitation Game’ earlier this week, here are some pictures:
We gave The Imitation Game’s star two hunting dogs, dressed him in white tie, and—why not?—made him jump in a lake.