Disney writer sought to pen Young Sherlock Holmes remake

Evan Spiliotopoulos asked to join producer Chris Columbus for a new version of the 1985 mystery movie

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Disney writer sought to pen Young Sherlock Holmes remake
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A new generation of moviegoers could be introduced to the school days of a certain consulting detective, thanks to a remake of the 1985 mystery Young Sherlock Holmes. 

Paramount is in talks with writer Evan Spiliotopoulos to write the script, while Chris Columbus is set to produce, reports The Wrap

Columbus wrote the original Young Sherlock Holmes, which was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and starred Nicholas Rowe as Holmes and Alan Cox as John Watson. The plot found the pair encountering each other for the first time at boarding school and teaming up to solve a series of bizarre murders. 

Spiliotopoulos’s previous screen credits include various direct-to-DVD Disney animations, including The Jungle Book 2, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning and Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure.

It is reported that the remake will be aimed at a younger audience than the Warner Brothers Sherlock Holmes franchise that stars Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law in the lead roles.