Doc Savage

One of the most popular characters in the pulps of the 1930s and '40s. Trained since birth to be nearly superhuman in every way, Doc Savage uses his skills and powers to fight evil all over the world.

"Doc Savage" was originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. He was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series' main writer, Lester Dent.

Chris Hemsworth in Talks for ‘Doc Savage’

Chris Hemsworth in Talks for ‘Doc Savage’

Earlier today, we reported that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has signed on to direct and produce a reboot of 20th Century Fox's 1987 action classic Predator. That report also reveals that the filmmaker has met with Thor: The Dark World star Chris Hemsworth to play the title character in Doc Savage. Shane Black was confirmed to write and direct the project back in May 2013.

Doc Savage is reportedly having budgetary issues at the moment, and it isn't known when the project may begin shooting, although Sony Pictures still does consider the franchise starter to be a priority.

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Director Shane Black Will Bring ‘Doc Savage’ Back to Its Pulp Roots

Director Shane Black Will Bring ‘Doc Savage’ Back to Its Pulp Roots

Back in May, Sony Pictures confirmed that Iron Man 3 director Shane Black is writing and directing the comic book adaptation Doc Savage. The project is based on the comic books and novels from the 1930s, centering on the title character who was trained from birth to be superhuman, with a photographic memory, incredible strength and superior intelligence.

Shane Black is directing Doc Savage from a screenplay he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. No production schedule has been revealed yet.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black Confirmed for ‘Doc Savage’

‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black Confirmed for ‘Doc Savage’

Sony Pictures Entertainment has closed its deal with Shane Black to co-write and direct Doc Savage, and Black is eyeing it as his next film, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad, president of Columbia Pictures, and Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio. Black co-wrote the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, based on the hero of pulp novels, films, and comic books. Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner. Michael Usland will also serve as a producer on the film.

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.

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