First Look at Sir Ian McKellen as Mr. Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen has just debuted the first teaser poster from the upcoming Mr. Holmes. McKellen stars as an aging Sherlock Holmes.

The film, based on the novel “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin, was adapted for the screen by Jeffrey Hatcher and starts in 1947 when an aging Holmes returns from Japan, where, in search of a plant with powerful restorative qualities, he has witnessed the devastation of nuclear warfare. Now in his remote seaside farmhouse Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy as he revisits an unsolved case which forced him into retirement, and searches for answers to the mysteries of life and love – before it’s too late.

Check out the image below and look out for the movie this summer.