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‘Doc Savage’ movie has a director

Posted by at 3:12 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010 in Movies/TV/Radio, News, Pulps
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Variety (among numerous other movie sites) reported Monday that a director has been linked to a potential Doc Savage movie:

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.

Screenwriter and director Shane Black

Screenwriter and director Shane Black

Black also wrote Lethal Weapon 1 and 2, The Monster Squad, The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero (which, coincidentally, starred Arnold Schwarzenegger who was also once linked to a Doc Savage movie), The Long Kiss Goodnight and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

He’s had some hits in there, but I don’t think any of his movies would be considered great. Variety says that he’s also known for his “vast collection” of pulp fiction.

But Variety also reports:

One of the most popular characters in the pulps of the 1930s and ’40s, Doc Savage was also popularized on radio, film and TV.

Guess I missed that TV series.

– William


  1. Actually, I’d argue that Shane’s flick Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is indeed a great movie, particularly if you like pulp fiction. And he’s a huge Doc Savage fan.

    I can think of few others I’d be as enthusiastic about handling Doc.

  2. The Variety report also went on to mention Shane is a huge pulp fan and has a big collection of his own. So I’m guessing, if he’s actually read them (a good bet…huh) then the guy truly knows pulps…and Doc. I’ve got nothing but good vibes about this.