Cocaine Bear's Screenwriter Has Many Sequels In Mind (But Will Avoid Space)

This week, Elizabeth Banks' surprising but wild ride of a movie, "Cocaine Bear," stormed into theatres — changing cinema forever through drugs and digitally constructed bears. Mixing "Narcos" with "The Revenant" and being lighter in tone than both, the film sees a wild bear with a nostril full of illegal imports on the run and sparing absolutely no one. It has understandably sparked interest in what other stories can be told if drugs and animals are mixed in a strictly fictional and creative manner.

Alas, while Universal has yet to give us a call and take on some of our ideas (jaguars on LSD, anyone?), the idea mill is already churning from the mind behind "Cocaine Bear." Incredibly, while the ideas might seem absurd, "Cocaine Bear" itself is based on actual events, and there's a zoo full of other real-life incidents that are ripe for a big-screen adaptation as well. That said, one location that's been promised is most definitely off the table, proving that there are some places that a Cocaine Bear wouldn't dare tread — though Ludacris and the "Fast and Furious" family would.

The Cocaine Bear screenwriter has more stories planned

In an interview with Variety, screenwriter Jimmy Warden revealed that after getting a taste of "Cocaine Bear," there's an ark-full of stories containing a similar substance he'd like to get involved in. Should the powers that be deem "Cocaine Bear" a hit, he hinted that he has ideas for more than just one sequel down the line.

While joking that "Cocaine Bear in Space" was certainly not being filed on the to-do list, there was a lot more to work on in its place. "For the sequels, I definitely have ideas for that. The bear's not the bad guy in this movie," " Warden explained. "What happened is a product of circumstance and everybody else's poor decisions. I think that is a story that we can continue to tell over and over again. I'd be excited to tell it because there are some really good ideas that we have for the subsequent movies."

It'd be fun to see if "Cocaine Bear" sparks a trend for new films of fact smooshed with ludicrous fiction, harking back to the likes of "Deep Blue Sea," "Anaconda," or that overlooked gem "Snakes on a Plane." Seriously though, if we hear about a new Christmas creature feature involving moose high off their horns, we want at least a shoutout in the credits.