'Sherlock Holmes 2' will start shooting earlier than planned.

Filming for the Guy Ritchie-directed sequel had originally been due to take place in December but now Jude Law - who played Dr. Watson in the first movie - says cameras could now start rolling in October

He said: "It looks likely that we're going to shoot the second 'Sherlock Holmes' in October."

However, Jude says he doesn't know the storyline yet but is looking forward to seeing what novel about the detective Ritchie and his team are going to adapt to the big screen.

He told Empire Online: "I don't know yet where the story will go, but there are a lot of 'Sherlock Holmes' novels to choose from."

Although the first 'Sherlock Holmes' movie - which also starred Robert Downey Jr. - was successful at the box office, Jude insists it didn't bother him whether it was or not.

He said: "I had so much fun making 'Sherlock Holmes' that the question of how much money it would make just wasn't one of my priorities. Of course I was really pleased it was such a success but mostly because that will give me the opportunity to work with Robert and Guy again."