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Robert Downey Jr. And Jurassic World Writer Teaming For Werewolf MovieIt's not every day you hear that one of the most popular actors on the planet is creating a horror movie, but we love it. Robert Downey Jr. has conceived an idea for a werewolf-centered horror comedy called Cloaked, and has worked with his Team Downey producing partner/wife Susan Downey and Jurassic World screenwriter Derek Connolly in fleshing the pitch out. It must have been a pretty good one, because Warner Bros. has acquired the pitch as part of Team Downey’s three-picture deal with the studio.
Cloaked’s script details are being kept under lock and key at the moment, unfortunately, but Deadline states it’s a "supernatural comedy in the vein of An American Werewolf in London." Hopefully this means they’ll be looking to get someone with effects talent on par with Rick Baker, who created the stellar transformation scenes in the John Landis classic. Connolly’s only produced script as of now is 2012’s enjoyable light sci-fi comedy Safety Not Guaranteed – and he has Chris Wedge’s Monster Trucks coming next year – so we’re not quite sure how equipped he is for scaring up hilarious comedy. But we believe in Robert Downey Jr. We just need him to star in it, too.
This article was first published on May 4, 2014 and was last updated on August 10, 2014.
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