Cocaine Bear writer says Cocaine Dinosaur more likely than Cocaine Shark

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The writer behind high-concept horror-comedy Cocaine Bear has been reacting to talk of a Cocaine Shark movie, and stating he wants to make Cocaine Dinosaur.

Cocaine Bear hits screens later this month. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, from a script by Jimmy Warden, the film’s official synopsis is as follows…

Inspired by the 1985 true story of a drug runner’s plane crash, missing cocaine, and the black bear that are it, this wild dark comedy finds an oddball group of cops, criminals, tourists and teens converging in a Georgia forest where a 500-pound apex predator has ingested a staggering amount of cocaine and gone on a coke-fueled rampage for more blow… and blood.

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We spoke to Warden just after 3.5 tonnes of cocaine was found in the Pacific Ocean, and asked him if Cocaine Shark could be a thing…

The birth of Cocaine Shark?

In early February, the New Zealand Navy made the country’s biggest drug bust ever, picking up 3.2 tonnes from the Pacific Ocean, worth approximately U.S. $316 million.

As per a BBC report, “Police believed it was destined for Australia, where it would have been enough to serve that market for a year. The packages were strung up with buoys and some labelled with a Batman symbol.”

The news went viral, inspiring Twitter uses to speculate about a potential Cocaine Shark movie…

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Isiah Whitlock Jr. – who stars in Cocaine Bear – was even pitching the project, tweeting those magical two words…

Cocaine Bear writer wants to make Cocaine Dinosaur

We therefore asked Jimmy Warden if Cocaine Shark could be a potential sequel to Cocaine Bear.

“I’m not sure because I’m not sure if cocaine dissolves in the water, but why not?” responded Warden. “There could be a cocaine anything movie. We’re gonna do a Cocaine Dinosaur movie!”

This isn’t the first time the writer has heard such a pitch, with Warden explaining: “A lot of people were tagging me in things on social media – and I’m sure that one’s come up, I just haven’t seen it this morning – but different animals doing different drugs and stuff like that.

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“I don’t know, I think there’s something special about a bear though, and cocaine specifically, that is just funny. You put those words together and you can’t help but chuckle. And I think that’s where we would stay. Unless we did a series of true incidents on different animals coming into contact with it.”

Cocaine Bear is in cinemas now, and more of our coverage can be read below…

Cocaine Bear Review | The True Story | Jurassic Park’s influence | Ray Liotta tribute | Cocaine Bear video game | Post-Credit scenes explained | Cocaine Bear 2 | Does the bear die? | Cocaine Dinosaur plans

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