The second series of Black Mirror started last night (you can read our review here) and Bleeding Cool are reporting that Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) has prevailed over other bidders (including George Clooney) for the rights to the first series episode The Entire History of You.
“In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear – a sort of Sky Plus for the brain. You need never forget a face again… but is that always a good thing?”
Written by Peep Show‘s Jesse Armstrong, the episode was a highlight of the first series and probably the most fitting for a cinematic adaptation (not sure pig sex would go down well with cinema audiences). It may come as a surprise to some that the show managed to grab Hollywood’s attention, but there has been an intense bidding war over the rights to the episode with Downey Jr. coming out on top who will now look to adapt the material. Outside of producing the movie, it’s not clear if he’ll be acting in it.
With the second series debuting last night, it’s perfect timing for some press and promotion around Black Mirror and could hopefully drive more people to go back and check out the episode on 4oD.