Shane Black to Direct Doc Savage (

By:Robert T. Trate
Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Source: The Global Dispatch (via Deadline)

When you release a film with the second highest opening in history, your next job is just a phone call away. Sony Pictures locked down Iron Man 3 director, Shane Black, for a film based on the pulp hero Doc Savage. Deadline confirmed the news. 

The president of Columbia Pictures, Hannah Hannah Minghella, stated: “We couldn’t be more excited to be building a franchise from the ground up with Shane and this team”. Then Minghella said, “Shane and Neal [Moritz] have a fantastic understanding of the character and a great take on the material and we can’t wait to get this production up and running.”

So who or what is Doc Savage? Doc Savage is a popular hero that ran on radio, film and TV. Doc Savage was a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer and researcher with incredible strength, a photographic memory, and a vast intelligence. He used those skills and powers to fight evil. Sounds like a perfect summer blockbuster. 

Sound off below Maniacs, who do you want for Doc Savage?