The upcoming action-horror-comedy Cocaine Bear might trigger a brand-new subgenre, animals on drugs, if director Elizabeth Banks gets her method. Speaking with People about the impending release of Cocaine Bear, Banks was advised of a current newspaper article in which more than 3 lots of drug was discovered drifting in thePacific Ocean Of course, this led lots of to presume the concept that a shark partook of the nose sweet, with Banks now imagining making “Jaws with drug.”

“I’ve seen that [news item]. If there’s a great story, then sure. Jaws with cocaine, I don’t see how that loses.”

This interesting elevator pitch definitely offers itself, with audiences no doubt excited to see a take on Jaws however with a a lot more blood-driven shark in the water. Based on what we have actually seen from Cocaine Bear up until now, Banks is plainly not scared to lean greatly into the B-movie thrills that a “big animal on a drug-infused rampage” has the ability to bring. And it would be terrific to see her broaden the concept into its own Animal- on-Drugs cinematic universe. The ADCU, if you will. In which Cocaine Bear, Cocaine Shark, Cocaine Croc, and Heroin Hippo all ultimately team-up to reduce the drug dealerships who destroyed their lives.

According to Banks herself, Cocaine Bear “is super-entertaining. If you want to let go of everything in your life for 95 minutes, this is a great way to do that.” Aiming to inform some “beautiful messages” along with take advantage of the scary and funny that will be on display screen, the studio would be silly not to provide the filmmaker her own Animal- on-Drugs franchise.

Audiences Can Partake in Cocaine Bear When it Hits Theaters Later This Month

Cocaine Bear

Cocaine Bear is motivated by a wild real story from 1985 of a drug runner’s airplane crash, missing out on drug, and the black bear that consumed it. In real-life, an American black bear did certainly consume a number of pounds of drug that were tossed from an airplane throughout a drug-smuggling run, however unfortunately authorities discovered that bear deceased around 3 months after the event and hence long prior to he might go on a homicidal rampage. The genuine bear has actually now been packed and called “Pablo Eskobear”

Thus, Cocaine Bear will play reckless with truth, crafting a wild thriller that discovers an oddball group of polices, lawbreakers, travelers, and teenagers assembling in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound peak predator has actually consumed an incredible quantity of drug and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow … and blood.

Directed by Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2, Charlie’s Angels) and composed by Jimmy Warden, Cocaine Bear includes an ensemble cast that consists of Keri Russell (The Americans, Antlers),O’Shea Jackson Jr (Straight Outta Compton, Obi-Wan Kenobi), Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Margo Martindale ( BoJack Horseman), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Brooklyn Prince (Home Before Dark), Christian Convery (Sweet Tooth), Kahyun Kim (American Gods), beginner Scott Seiss, and the late, terrific Ray Liotta (Goodfellas, The Many Saints of Newark).

Cocaine Bear is set up to be launched later on this month onFeb 24 by Universal Pictures.