Warner Bros. has acquired Adam Gigbot's pitch The Accidental Genius for Robert Downey Jr. to produce and star in.
The story centers on an average man who slips into a coma, and awakens with genius-level intelligence. He keeps having visions of a unique symbol, which only a former prodigy recognizes. The two men pair up to try and solve this mystery which could change the fate of the world. The title refers to an extremely rare medical condition where trauma victims awaken with heightened intelligence.
No production schedule was released for The Accidental Genius.