Sherlock Gnomes Brings Chris Bacon Back for Gnomeo and Juliet 2

Sherlock Gnomes

Chris Bacon returns to write the music for the upcoming animated film Sherlock Gnomes from Paramount Pictures.

Chris Bacon to Write Sherlock Gnomes Score

Paramount Pictures tapped Chris Bacon to pen the score for their upcoming animated feature Sherlock Gnomes. Bacon joins Elton John on the music staff for the sequel to the 2011 hit Gnomeo & Juliet, which Bacon co-scored with James Newton Howard. Elton John in writing the original songs for the film as well as serving as the project producer through his Rocket Pictures company with David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw, and Carolyn Soper. Bacon is doing this as a side project for his current gig as the composer for Amazon’s original series The Tick, which will premiere on August 25, 2017. Bacon’s other scores include 2005’s King Kong, The Dark Knight, and the Wonder Woman television series from 2011.

Gnomeo & Juliet 2

John Stevenson of Kung Fu Panda fame directed the film which starts where the last one left off. It follows Gnomeo and Juliet as they hire renown detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the disappearance of other lawn ornaments. The movie stars Johnny Depp as Sherlock Gnomes, James McAvovy as Gnomeo, and Emily Blunt as Juliet. Paramount Pictures will release it to theaters on March 23, 2018.

Sherlock Gnomes Sounds Great for Families

I am not as familiar with Chris Bacon as I am with Elton john, but this film sounds like a good time for a family. It might be worth it for animation lovers as well. The premise is fine even if the references they are using are too easy to spot. Sherlock Gnomes is obviously a parody of Sherlock Holmes, for instance. Still, that might work for the franchise.

If you watch the first film in the Gnomeo & Juliet franchise, post your review in the comments below. I want to know if it is something I should go and see. You can read the other animation film music news on this website later.

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