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November 06, 2015 at 11:19 PM EST

Johnny Depp is going gnome. Paramount and MGM announced the Oscar-nominated actor will lead the animated Sherlock Gnomes, produced by Elton John.

It’s a sequel to 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, led by James McAvoy and Emily Blunt. Both will return for the sequel, which details the disappearance of a slew of gnomes. Concerned, Gnomeo and Juliet call in the legendary Sherlock Gnomes to work the mystery.

The original film raked in nearly $200 million worldwide and gathered solid reviews. No other cast members from Gnomeo & Juliet, like Michael Caine and Jason Statham, have been confirmed to return.

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Sherlock Gnomes will be directed by John Stevenson (Kung Fu Panda) and written by Ben Zazove (Captain Planet). It’s pegged for a Jan. 12, 2018 release.

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