Shane Black set to direct and co-write Doc Savage flick

Hey Shane Black, how you enjoying the success of IRON MAN 3 thus far? Obviously it's paying off since the director just wrapped a deal to direct and co-write a Doc Savage flick.

Some of you may be familiar with the character who is like a super intelligent Brock Sampson who can do almost anything. Well, he doesn't rock a mullet. Savage has been in several different mediums: pulp, film, television, and radio. I think it will be interesting to see the direction that they take the character. Black is actually kind of perfect for this project, and I can only hope that they cast someone that will go all out for this role.

Check out the press release below:

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 7, 2013 –Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage, and Black is eyeing it as his next film, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, based on the hero of pulp novels, films, and comic books. Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner. Michael Usland will also serve as a producer on the film.

Commenting on the announcement, Minghella said, "We couldn't be more excited to be building a franchise from the ground up with Shane and this team. Shane and Neal have a fantastic understanding of the character and a great take on the material and we can't wait to get this production up and running.”

One of the most popular characters of the pulps of the 1930s and 40s, Doc Savage was also popularized on radio, film and television. He is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher. He has been trained since birth to be nearly superhuman in every way, with outstanding strength, a photographic memory, and vast knowledge and intelligence. He uses his skills and powers to punish evil wherever in the world he finds it.

Source: Sony



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