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Update: Green Hornet producers to make new Doc Savage movie

26 October 2009 6:48 PM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Some new information has surfaced on the proposed new Doc Savage film, featuring the pulp hero previously seen in a 1975 movie starring Ron Ely.

Yesterday we learned that Lethal Weapon writer Shane Black was about to start work on the screenplay and may also direct the feature.

Ain't It Cool News had reported that it would be produced by the hit writing/production duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman.

But Collider says the producers will in fact be Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur, who are also producing The Green Hornet, Battle: Los Angeles and the remake of Jack The Giant Killer.

Collider adds that Moritz and Marmur have a deal at Sony and so the film would be made at that studio if it goes ahead. This is intriguing, as Warner Bros released the 1975 movie and made it available on DVD in March this year and it's Warner's DC Comics »

- David Bentley

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Star Trek duo hire Lethal Weapon writer for new Doc Savage movie

26 October 2009 6:39 PM, PDT | The Geek Files | See recent The Geek Files news »

Pulp hero Doc Savage is heading back to the big screen.

Ain't It Cool News has reported that Shane Black, writer of the Lethal Weapon films, is penning the script for the project.

Black revealed the movie is being produced by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, whose credits include TV shows Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Fringe and the films The Legend of Zorro, Mission Impossible III, Transformers and Star Trek.

He also told the site he would stay true to the original 30s setting of the character and would include sidekicks The Fabulous Five.

It will be an original story and he is preparing to start work on the screenplay, he said.

Doc Savage, created in 1933 for Street and Smith Publications by writer Lester Dent, publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic, first appeared in pulp magazines.

The adventurer was later adapted into a radio series, »

- David Bentley

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