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‘Doc Savage’ movie gets 90 days…

Posted by at 10:16 am Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Bits of Pulp, Movies/TV/Radio, News
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Screenwriter and director Shane Black

Shane Black

Writer/director Shane Black tells Bleeding Cool that he has given himself 90 days to get the ball rolling on a Doc Savage movie.

Black was talking to Bleeding Cool‘s Brendon Connelly about his latest movie, Iron Man 3, and upcoming projects.

Black co-wrote (with Drew Pearce) and directs the upcoming third installment of the Iron Man movie series. It opens May 3. (Let’s hope it’s better than the last.)

Here’s what Black had to say about the Man of Bronze:

I’m really excited about, something that as a kid I loved. It’s Doc Savage, the old series of pulp novels and doing Doc Savage right, finding the way to get that script correct has been one of the guiding passions of my adult life. If I can get that script and make it happen in the next 90 days or so then I’d love to make that.

We would start writing a draft when I get back from this. Three months is about the time in which we get a draft. We should be able to do it in 90 days, me and Chuck Mondry and Anthony Baggarozzi, my writing partners.

I think the key phrase here is “doing Doc Savage right.”