A Sherlock Escape Room Is Opening in London

BBC
BBC

Get ready to don your deerstalker cap and start thinking like a detective: An escape room based on the hit television series Sherlock is coming to London this October, Entertainment Weekly reports.

In this hands-on challenge, titled “Sherlock: The Game is Now,” teams of four to six people will have 90 minutes to solve puzzles and mysteries on sets modeled after scenes from the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring series. There will even be exclusive videos featuring characters from the franchise, Steven Moffat, co-creator of the TV series, told Entertainment Weekly.

“There is some of the Sherlock cast in it—obviously not turning up on a daily basis, with their costumes, because they’re quite expensive,” Moffat said. “But, yes, you will see new footage of them, never seen before!”

Co-creator Mark Gatiss (who also plays the character of Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft) says the game will make players feel like they’re immersed in the world of Sherlock.

“It’s as close as you can get to being in an episode of Sherlock without becoming an actor, working for years of disappointment, and gradually dragging your weary carcass into the show!,” Gatiss said.

The game, which will be the first official Sherlock-themed escape room, is being created by the escape room extraordinaires at Time Run, in partnership with KIN Partners and Sherlock producer Hartswood Films. The exact location has yet to be announced, but the game will be based in central London. Creators are considering bringing it to other international locations, which is great news for Sherlock fans worldwide who have been anxiously waiting to learn whether the show will return. (The jury's still out on that, but if it does, it looks like it will be a while.)

Tickets to the "The Game is Now" can be booked here, and you can watch a teaser for the escape room below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

Harry Potter Cast Remembers the Late Alan Rickman

© 2009 - Warner Bros.
© 2009 - Warner Bros.

The world lost some of its most iconic celebrities in 2016, including ​Carrie Fisher and David Bowie. For ​Harry Potterfans, the January 14, 2016 death of ​Alan Rickman hit hard. Unsurprisingly, his castmates were also deeply impacted by the actor's death and have spoken out several times over the years about the magic he brought to the set.

"Alan Rickman is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors I will ever work with," ​Daniel Radcliffe wrote about Rickman a couple months after his death. "He is also, one of the loyalest and most supportive people I've ever met in the film industry."

Over two years later, the cast of Harry Potter is ​remembering Rickman to Entertainment Weekly.

Both ​Evanna Lynch, who played Luna Lovegood, and director Chris Columbus remember Rickman for being stoic on the outside, but very sweet on the inside.

"You’re thinking, it’s the guy from Die Hard and going, 'Oh my god.' If he’s in a serious mood, he’s intimidating as hell. But suddenly I had dinner with him ... and when he smiled, he just became the warmest, nicest human being in the world," Columbus said.

"Alan Rickman, pretty much every day of filming, he had a whole troop of little children [visiting]," Lynch remembered. "It was the most bizarre scene to see Snape in this black robe ... surrounded by all these happy little children who were just chatting away to him.”

Oliver Phelps and Warwick Davis recalled Rickman's affinity for iPods.

“I remember once he’d come back from an awards show ... and in the gift box was an iPod, when they’d first come about," Phelps said. "I remember being next to him ... and I ended up showing Alan how to work an iPod, which was not what I thought I’d ever do in my life. He was a very approachable guy once you saw past Snape’s wig."

"I started to wonder, what does Alan Rickman as Professor Snape listen to on his iPod?" Davis stated. "An audiobook? Some Shakespeare? Some classical music? Some techno beats? I don’t know. I never did ask
him, and I wish I had. I’d love to have known.”

​​Rickman's final role was in Alice Through the Looking Glass.

Game of Thrones Star Sean Bean Talks Reprising Ned Stark Role for Prequel Series

Nick Briggs, HBO
Nick Briggs, HBO

Former ​​Game of Thrones star Sean Bean had a brief run on the show before his character, Ned Stark, literally lost his head.

During a recent interview with ​The Hollywood Reporter, Bean shared his take on whether he'd be willing to reprise his role for the Game of Thrones prequel series. Since next year's eighth season will also be the ​series' final season, fans are eager to get their fix through the prequel series, which is set to start filming next year.

When Bean was asked if he'd consider being a part of the prequel, he said, "I don't know how we can be ... I don't know how anyone can be, since they're going backwards, I'd be younger. Now, we all look a little bit older."

Before you get your hopes up and put all of your faith in the magic of digital editing, which could potentially make Bean appear younger, the actor appears to have doubts about reprising his role in general. He shared:

"I'm always a bit reluctant to go back to shows under a different format or guise ... But you never know with something like this, it just depends on the time frames ... I think if the quality was maintained. You know, the kind of thought behind it, if it didn't look as though it was an add-on just to capitalize on earlier success."

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