Is there an Emergency for Robert Downey Jr? Robert Downey Jr. is eyeing a role in the upcoming film adaptation of the book “Emergency!: This Book Will Save Your Life. Downey Jr. is in line to star in the adaptation that will centre on “one man’s journey as “he sets out to move his life offshore, and in the process, he learns to survive in the wild, and remake himself as a gun-toting, lock-picking, plane-flying, government-defying survivor. It’s a tale of paranoid fantasies and crippling doubts, of shady lawyers and dangerous cult leaders, of billionaire gun nuts and survivalist superheroes, of weirdoes, heroes and ordinary citizens taking their families off the grid.” The book was written by Neil Strauss and the screenplay will be penned by Wall Street Money Never Sleeps scribe, Allan Loeb.