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10.26.2009
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One of the pulpiest of all pulp heroes, DOC SAVAGE, is polishing his pistol and gathering his Fabulous Five friends for a big-screen adventure, courtesy of LETHAL WEAPON guy Shane Black.

According to AICN, Black is bringing writer Lester Dent's famed Man of Bronze to life, writing and possibly directing the movie. Black says he fully intends to keep the tanned, sinewy adventurer in his proper period, the 1930s.

Collider says that contrary to AICN's initial report, omnipresent writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci (STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS) aren't actually behind the project -- it's apparently Ori Marmur and professional noisemaker Neal Moritz (XXX, STEALTH).

The character purportedly influenced many later famous heroes of film and print, from Batman and Superman (Savage trained himself beyond physical limits, and had an Arctic "Fortress of Solitude") to Buckaroo Banzai (Doc was also a surgeon, inventor, scientist and musician). He generally traveled with a quintet of colleagues (specialists in various fields), which should provide plenty of opportunity for Black's brand of banter.

Black has been keeping a low profile for the past decade or so, aside from his terrific modern noir KISS KISS BANG BANG. He was most recently attached to direct a spy thriller called COLD WARRIOR.

Extra Tidbit: A DOC SAVAGE movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frank Darabont and director Chuck Russell never materialized.
Source: AICNCollider

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2:58PM on 10/27/2009

I'll be superalmagamated!!

I just came in my pants
I just came in my pants
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12:04PM on 10/27/2009

This is unexpectedly awesome

I'm definitely looking forward to this now. Shane Black is great. Any guy who can be involved in Predator, Monster Squad, and Lethal Weapon I fully trust.
I'm definitely looking forward to this now. Shane Black is great. Any guy who can be involved in Predator, Monster Squad, and Lethal Weapon I fully trust.
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10:00AM on 10/27/2009

Hell YEAH!

Needless to say I'm Excited.
Needless to say I'm Excited.
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4:28AM on 10/27/2009
Yeah Shane Black films are the shit,The last boy scout still rocks.
Yeah Shane Black films are the shit,The last boy scout still rocks.
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2:57AM on 10/27/2009

Its about time!

Finally Shane Black is making another movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is in my Top 5 of all time. I've never heard of Doc Savage before though.
Finally Shane Black is making another movie, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is in my Top 5 of all time. I've never heard of Doc Savage before though.
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1:21AM on 10/27/2009

Shane Black

If I could choose one writer/director to work with it would be Shane Black. He is awesome beyond my limited vocabulary can express.
If I could choose one writer/director to work with it would be Shane Black. He is awesome beyond my limited vocabulary can express.
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