Paramount Pictures is planning to remake the classic 1985 film Young Sherlock Holmes. Christopher Columbus is producing the project and they are in talks with Disney DVD movie scribe Evan Spiliotopoulos to write the script for the movie.
I loved watching this movie growing up, and it was the first movie to incorporate realistic CG animation with that awesome stained glass window Knight coming to life. The original film was produced by Steven Spielberg, directed by Barry Levinson, and written by Columbus. The story centered on Holmes and Watson after they meet at a British boarding school and stumble upon a series of mysterious deaths and murders.
According to The Wrap the new story will basically be the same thing. It follows "Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as they meet as teenagers in England, and embark on a series of sleuthing adventures."
I recently showed my kids the original movie and they loved it. I hope the remake ends up being just as entertaining. Some of the other films Spiliotopoulos has worked on include The Jungle Book 2, The Lion King 1 1/2, Tarzan 2, Cinderella 3, and a bunch of other straight to DVD Disney films. He's also writing Wanted 2.
If you haven't seen Young Sherlock Holmes yet, you have to watch it! Here's a clip from the film. Seeing this as a kid was so cool!