Doc Savage Movie On Again!
According to Variety:
Columbia Pictures is set to return to the Bronze Age.
Studio is bringing Doc Savage — known as the Man of Bronze and hero of pulp novels, films and comicbooks — back to the bigscreen.
Now here’s the real good news:
Shane Black is attached to direct the film from a screenplay he is penning with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. Neal Moritz (“Fast and Furious”) will produce through his Sony-based Original Film banner.
Black, for those who don’t know, is an icon in the Screenwriting community for his impressive scripts all sold on spec. Notably Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, and The Long Kiss Goodnight. He also directed one of the best films of the decade Kiss Kiss Bang Bang from his own script. Bargorozzi and Mondry are friends of Black’s. Neither have previous screenwriting credits. It’s nice to have friends.
And from interviews we know that Black is a fan of the pulp fiction era which gave birth to “Doc Savage”. For fans of the pulp icon, this is very good news.
Let’s hope this version of the project actually gets made!