Sir Ian McKellen is to play detective Sherlock Holmes in a new film from the director of Twilight: Breaking Dawn.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will be set in 1947 and see a retired Holmes living a quiet life in a Sussex village with his housekeeper and her son.
这部改编自同名小说《A Slight Trick of the Mind》的电影情节设定在1947年,退休的福尔摩斯在苏塞克斯郡的乡下过着平静的生活,陪在他身边是他的女管家和她的儿子。

The sleuth is haunted by an unsolved case from 50 years ago however, remembering only a heated incident with a volatile husband and a secret bond with his wife.

The film will be director by Bill Condon and based on a novel by Mitch Cullin, with the screenplay coming from Jeffrey Hatcher, according to Screen Daily.

The character of Sherlock Holmes has been enjoying a renaissance of late, with Benedict Cumberbatch’s version of the detective for the BBC proving hugely popular with viewers.

A Slight Trick of the Mind will be Condon and McKellen’s second movie together following Gods and Monster, which resulted in a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Condon and a Best Actor nomination for the Hobbit actor.
在《众神与野兽》之后,《A Slight Trick of the Mind》将会是比尔·康顿和伊恩·麦凯伦的第二次合作。之前合作的电影众神与野兽》为比尔·康顿在奥斯卡赢得了一座最佳改编剧本奖杯,伊恩·麦凯伦也获得了最佳男主角的提名。