By Esther Zuckerman
March 04, 2015 at 11:31 PM EST

An elderly Sherlock Holmes explains that bees don’t bite to an inquisitive youngster in the trailer for Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous detective. 

As one might expect with something Holmesian, a lot of the trailer is left mysterious, but there are the aforementioned bees, a case that needs to be solved, and a woman. “Her case was my last,” Sherlock says. 

Laura Linney also stars in the film from Bill Condon, who directed McKellen in 1998’s Gods and Monsters