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The Man Of Bronze is getting buffed and polished for a 21st century return to the big screen.
Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach said: "Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities. We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the big screen."
Black made his directing debut with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in 2005.
Doc Savage, »
- David Bentley
According to Variety, Columbia Pictures' live-action adaptation of the classic pulp action hero Doc Savage is moving forward with Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) in the director's chair. Black has a string of high-profile screenwriting credits to his name, including the original Lethal Weapon, but his one and only turn as a director, 2005's Neo Noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, tanked at the box office.
Black was originally attached to the as-yet-untitled Doc Savage feature as the writer of the screenplay only, but has since brought in the writing team of Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry to assist with the script. Producer Neal Moritz (Fast and Furious) is producing through his Original Film production company for Sony/Columbia.
The character of Doc Savage, also known as the "Man of Bronze," first appeared in Doc Savage Magazine in 1933 and was wildly popular throughout the '30s and '40s in magazines, »
- BrentJS Sprecher
It looks like there's still hope that one day we'll see a new Doc Savage movie. The name of that ray of new hope is Lethal Weapon screenwriter-turned-Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black. He's just been attached to helm the Doc Savage movie that's set up at Columbia Pictures.
Producing is Fast and Furious frontman Neal H. Moritz from a script that Black is writing with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. "Doc Savage is a character with limitless possibilities," Matt Tolmach, Columbia's co-president, told Variety. "We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character from that era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the big screen."
Doc Savage made his debut in the pages of his own magazine in March 1933. Raised from his youth to be a world-class fighter, »
- Patrick Sauriol
Screenwriter Shane Black, who first made a name for himself with Lethal Weapon, has been hired by Columbia Pictures to direct Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze, based on the hero who appeared in pulp novels, films and comic books during the 1930s and 1940s.
"Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities," said Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach, "We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team »
4 items from 2010
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