With Sherlock Holmes still doing big box office business around the globe, Joel Silver has been discussing plans for a sequel.
In an interview with the L.A. Times, the uber-producer explained that Guy Ritchie may have to drop out of superhero flick Lobo in order to direct the fast-tracked follow-up.
Of Lobo, Silver said, "I don't think he's going to do it now. The studio wants us and Guy to focus on making another Sherlock Holmes. So I think we're going to be doing that. But we're seeing what happens with this. Everybody is analyzing everything. It's all kind of happening right now as we talk.
"Sherlock is sitting at just about $400m in worldwide gross and showing itself to be pretty effective and pretty strong. So we're trying to see if we can do something quickly with another Sherlock Holmes movie. We have some ideas and some good story points."
Silver was less positive regarding Brad Pitt's possible participation as Moriarty in the sequel, adding, "We talked about that at one point, but you know as of right now we're not sure what we're going to do. We'll see what happens."
And as for Lobo itself, Silver said that he and producers Akiva Goldsman and Andrew Rona will probably have to find another director.