Design an alternative film poster for the new film Mr Holmes
Our sister magazine, Photoshop Creative, is giving you the chance to design an alternative poster for the new film film Mr Holmes, starring Sir Ian McKellen. Not only will the post appear in the Sherlock Holmes Pub in London, you will also win a brilliant Wacom Intuos Pro Medium graphics tablet!
In the movie, Academy Award nominee McKellen takes on the legendary role of Detective Sherlock Holmes, one of British literature’s most iconic characters, along with a stellar cast. Check out the trailer at the bottom of this post, and then enter the competition!
About the film
Based on the novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, Mr Holmes reimagines Sherlock Holmes as a real person whose adventures have been turned into best-selling novels by his friend and partner Dr John Watson. Now old and in failing health, the famously rational detective is forced to engage for the first time with his emotions as his mental powers dwindle. In 1947, the world famous sleuth has retired to a remote Sussex farmhouse, living in relative anonymity with only his housekeeper Mrs Munro and her young son Roger for company. Cantankerous, demanding and frustrated with the mis-representation of him in Watson’s best-selling novels, he diverts his attention to an unsolved case. As the mystery deepens, Sherlock tries desperately to recall the events of 30 years ago that ultimately led to his retirement. As well as McKellen, Mr Holmes stars Academy Award nominee Laura Linney (The Savages) as housekeeper Mrs Munro, Frances de la Tour (Harry Potter) and newcomer Milo Parker. The film is directed by Academy Award winning filmmaker Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters). Taking inspiration from the trailer above, we want you to design us a movie poster for Mr Holmes! Your creation should reflect the tone of the film, so be as original and creative as you possibly can, taking influence from the legendary stories of Holmes himself, or just creating something new and unique. Remember, the winning entry will be showcased in the Sherlock Holmes pub – so get designing something iconic and worthy of Mr Holmes himself!