Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is being sued by Sherlock Holmes creator's estate

Ian McKellen's Mr Holmes is being sued by Sherlock Holmes creator's estate
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's estate is suing Miramax, Roadside Attractions and director Bill Condon over the upcoming Mr Holmes.

The film stars Ian McKellen as an elderly Sherlock Holmes who travels to Japan in an attempt to solve a 50-year-old cold case - however, the lawsuit claims that Sherlock Holmes creator Conan Doyle's heirs still own the rights to the detective's days in retirement.

Mr Holmes was adapted from the 2005 novel A Slight Trick of the Mind by Mitch Cullin, which is also named in the lawsuit, The Wrap reports.

The estate claims that Cullin appropriated elements of a late Sherlock Holmes story - The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier - making the ensuing novel and film adaptation in breach of copyright.

In a statement, Benjamin Allison, an attorney with Sutin Thayer & Brown, which represents the estate, said: "There's clearly a lot of creativity in the book -
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