Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Perry Mason Update

Warner Bros., Downey team for 'Perry Mason' - Entertainment News, EXCLUSIVE, Media - Variety: Warner Bros. and Team Downey are teaming to relaunch the "Perry Mason" franchise as a feature film, with Robert Downey Jr. eyeing the title defense attorney role as a potential starring vehicle.

Like the original series of books by Erle Stanley Gardner, "Perry Mason" will be set in the rough and tumble world of early 1930s Los Angeles, and feature fan favorites such as Mason's secretary, Della Street, private investigator Paul Drake, and Mason's longtime courtroom nemesis, Hamilton Burger.

Link via Mystery Fanfare.

3 comments:

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

"...and this just in...Hell has officially frozen over." We'll bring you footage of that as soon as we get it.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather see him as Mason than as Sherlock Holmes, which was...as our British friends would say...bloody awful.

Jeff

Mike Doran said...

The key here is that Downey is going to do a '30s period piece, more Black Mask than '50s-CBS. That could prove interesting - "Not your father's Perry Mason ... maybe your grandfather's".

Who knows, it might start a trend to Black Mask and Gardner.
How about Kathy Bates and Steve Buscemi as Cool and Lam?