Sweet Tooth featurette

Jeff Lemire‘s comic book series Sweet Tooth is getting the Netflix treatment as a streaming show, courtesy of executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. In a new featurette, the two talk about altering the tone of Lemire’s comics from the “foreboding” vibe of the graphic novels to something that is much more family-friendly…which I’m guessing purists who love Lemire’s comics will not exactly be thrilled about. Check out the featurette below.
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Sherlock Holmes Cinematic Universe

The Sherlock Holmes franchise with Robert Downey Jr. has been a box office hit. Not only did the first movie make over $524 million worldwide in 2009, but the sequel actually ended up making more money in 2011 with a worldwide haul of nearly $544 million. Sequels don’t always earn more than their predecessor, but Guy Ritchie’s unique approach to Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective just hit audiences in the right spot. And we could be getting even more beyond another sequel.

We’ll soon see if the franchise can find major box office success again roughly a decade later with Sherlock Holmes 3 getting closer to becoming a reality. If Robert Downey Jr. and his wife and producing partner Susan Downey have their way, the new sequel will serve as a launching point for a whole Sherlock Holmes cinematic universe of movies and TV shows. Read More »

Robert Downey Jr directing Singularity

After over thirty years in Hollywood, Robert Downey Jr. is ready to branch out into the next phase of his career: directing. Downey is set to make his debut on Singularity, a TV pilot featuring his Weird Science co-star Anthony Michael Hall. Downey and his wife Susan Downey are also producing through Team Downey Productions.
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Robert Downey Jr in The Avengers

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.

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 »