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Robert Downey Jr. Secures ‘BLACK MIRROR’ Rights!

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Updated 02/13/2013 6:50pm
Robert Downey Jr. Secures ‘BLACK MIRROR’ Rights!

Zoe Ambrozewska


Staff Writer

Robert Downey Jr. has obtained the rights to an episode of Charlie Brooker’s UK anthology series ‘Black Mirror’, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The episode, first aired in the UK in 2011 entitled ‘Entire History Of You’, is based in an alternate reality, in which people have a chip implanted in their brain that allows him to record their life experiences and watch them back. The jealous husband (played by Toby Kebbell) uses this technology to find evidence of his wife having an affair, and quickly becomes obsessed.

The film synopsis will allegedly vary slightly, and shall be set in the future, focusing on a widow who uses this technology to reconstruct his relationship with his dead wife, and unsuspectingly discovers a conspiracy in her past.

Jesse Armstrong, who is set to write the screenplay for the feature film, wrote the original episode. Warner Bros and Team Downey are to produce the film adaptation, having reportedly beaten rivals including George Clooney for the rights. There are no casting details so far.

The second series of ‘Black Mirror’ is currently being shown in the UK on Channel 4.

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