Briefly: Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey have spent years developing films, some for Downey to star in. Now they’ve cooked up a new story, called Cloaked, with writer Derek Connolly. The scribe’s name is one you should know, as he’s the co-writer (with director Colin Trevorrow) on Jurassic World. (He also did a rewrite of the Paramount film Monster Trucks that we’ve been trying to ignore as it casts up.)
Will Downey star in Cloaked? At this point we don’t know. The actor came up with the original pitch for the script, and he and his wife developed it with Connolly. Deadline calls the story “a supernatural horror comedy in the vein of An American Werewolf In London,” and reports that Warner Bros. has picked it up to develop further.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 by Angie Han
It’s been nearly two decades since the last time Perry Mason graced the screen, but considering Hollywood’s current obsession with making everything old new again, it’s probably not so surprising that the beloved defense attorney is slated for a big-screen revival. Last fall, Robert Downey, Jr., his wife/partner Susan Downey, and Warner Bros. announced a feature film reboot for the character. Now that project is inching a bit closer to reality as Green Lantern writer Marc Guggenheim enters talks to pen the script. More details after the jump.
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This week has been packed with news about TV shows moving to the big screen, and vice versa, beginning with the news of a really and truly possible Arrested Development movie, and moving into other, less promising properties. (Does anyone really want a Mr. Ed movie?)
Now it is Perry Mason‘s turn, as Robert Downey, Jr. and his wife and producer Susan Downey are working with Warner Bros. on a revival of the beloved defense attorney character. This version of Perry Mason will actually hew closer to the original novels by Erle Stanley Gardner than the first run of the television series that starred Raymond Burr and ran from ’57 to ’66, with later TV episodes and movies following. Read More »