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Robert Downey Jr. Wants To Make A Horror Film? I’d Buy That For A Dollar!

An interesting bit of semi-news floating around today that’s exciting, even if it’s likely to never happen, is the possibility of Robert Downey Jr. making a horror film. “Making” as in writing, directing and starring in it. This all comes to light in a GQ cover story that’s been making the rounds today. While more mainstream sites have been citing the piece’s indications that Downey is looking to retire from his role as Iron Man, there’s another nugget of info that’s of far greater interest to you BD readers.

Downey spoke to GQ about writing before adding, “And I want to direct — I think I’d do a pretty good job.” This is where we think his mind is turning to horror, “Nobody has cornered Halloween as a market since Halloween. I will say only this: I am a Village Voice reporter on the run.

Now, here’s where it gets tricky. I love Downey but he says a LOT of stuff all the time. He riffs constantly and is the master of non-sequiters and coded semi-secrecy. For all I know, he just told the GQ guy in “Downey-speak” he wanted to re-launch the space program. Still, if taken at face value, it would seem that there is some interest in the genre. Of course, even if he’s serious this isn’t even in development yet, so it may fall apart before it even has a chance to fall apart.

But still, it’s nice to hope, right?



  • dirtyghettok

    With him behind the helm, “Downey-Speak” sounds like the beginning of a beautifully twisted and sick movie to me.

  • Zombie-Killa

    I guess he has more than enough money from the Sherlock Holmes films, Iron Man, and The Avengers, so maybe he just wants to do something different? Eh, I dunno. This is really out of left field, but then again, it’s RDJR, so I’m not too surprised.

  • Aaron Emery

    “Nobody has cornered Halloween as a market since Halloween. I will say only this: I am a Village Voice reporter on the run.”
    -I may be overtired and really dumb here, but what the hell does that even mean?? Forgive me and answer politely : )

    • Zombie-Killa


      Eh, I dunno, Aaron, it’s RDJ! That quote can have so many different meanings! Maybe he was just trying to be funny? Maybe he wants in on the next Halloween film as a producer? Or he could’ve been dropping a hint for a scene in The Avengers 2 or Iron Man 3? Or maybe he’s trying to warn us about an attack from Scarecrows and Black Cats on Halloween night! Corny, I know. lol.

    • EvanDickson

      Yeah there’s no way to be sure!

      • Zombie-Killa

        Haha. After another 1,000 guesses, we might figure it out! We’ll need a new article to speculate about the the conspiracy theories! lulz.

    • DarrelDreadful

      You’re not alone. I honestly didnt understand that either.

    • dirtyghettok

      To me, the first part is obvious. And the second part is him saying he’s one of the many film lovers who can speak for our genre, but he’s still piecing things together.

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