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Doc Savage

5/30/16 - Dwayne Johnson is Doc Savage in Shane Black’s big-screen adaptation of the 1930s and 40s pulp novel hero aka The Man of Bronze. First debuting in 1933, Savage, otherwise known as Clark Savage, Jr., was inspired by (and created to be a semi-combination of) notable literary and pulp heroes such as Sherlock Holmes and Tarzan. The adventuring polymath was trained from early childhood to be at peak physical condition and is blessed with genius level intellect and an eidetic memory, abilities he uses to right wrongs and correct injustice wherever he happens to encounter them.  Sony closed a deal with Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage back in 2013. Source:


5/7/13 - Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage.  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.  Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry.  Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner. Michael Uslan will also serve as a producer on the film.  Sam Dickerman and Lauren Abrahams are overseeing the title for Columbia Pictures along with Hannah Minghella.  Source:


1/13/11 - Deadline reported that Shane Black will oversee a script that's being written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, his collaborators on the developing Doc Savage movie.  He's expected to direct for Sony Pictures Entertainment.


2/23/10 - Shane Black will be directing a screen version of Doc Savage, according to Variety.  The superhuman adventurer, inventor, explorer and crime fighter, also known as the Man of Bronze, was created to capitalize on the success of the earlier pulp hero the Shadow. His adventures ran in Doc Savage Magazine from 1933 to 1949.  -  Living Among You Since 2004