The estate of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle has sued Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon, claiming that the upcoming movie starring Ian McKellen in the story of the later life of the famous sleuth, “Mr. Holmes,” infringes on stories that still remain under copyright.
The lawsuit also names writer Mitch Cullin and Penguin Random House, publisher of Cullin’s “A Slight Trick of the Mind” — a new Holmes tale on which the movie “Mr. Holmes” is based.
The movie, set to open on July 17th, depicts an aged, retired Holmes looking back on his life and getting involved in an unsolved case.