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‘The Destroyer’ Gets ‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black

‘The Destroyer’ Gets ‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black

Almost 30 years after Fred Ward starred as the title character in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Sony Pictures is bringing this New Jersey cop back to life with a new adaptation of The Destroyer, which will be directed by Shane Black. Take a look at Sony's official press release below, then read on for more details.

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today Shane Black will direct the film adaptation of the popular adventure book series The Destroyer by Warren Murphy. Penning the screenplay are Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney. Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of The Destroyer until the series' end in 2008. Charles Roven, Steve Chasman, and Andy Horwitz will produce. Michael De Luca and Lauren Abrahams will oversee for Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Shane Black's ‘Predator’ Is a Sequel, Not a Reboot

Shane Black's ‘Predator’ Is a Sequel, Not a Reboot

The big news item that surfaced yesterday was that Shane Black has come aboard to direct, produce and oversee the writing process on 20th Century Fox's Untitled Predator Reboot. The filmmaker will first write the outline before his The Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker takes over screenplay duties.

The filmmaker also added that Fred Dekker is the "perfect" choice to write the screenplay for Untitled Predator Reboot, and that he "had a blast" working with the writer on The Monster Squad.

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‘Predator’ Reboot Gets ‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black

‘Predator’ Reboot Gets ‘Iron Man 3’ Director Shane Black

20th Century Fox has hired Shane Black to write, produce and direct a Predator reboot.

Shane Black will first write an initial outline laying out the story, before Fred Dekker, Shane Black's old college friend and co-writer of The Monster Squad, takes over screenwriting duties. Shane Black will oversee the entire writing process.

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Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Circle ‘The Nice Guys’

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Circle ‘The Nice Guys’

Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are being eyed to star in Shane Black's crime noir The Nice Guys. Reps for both actors indicate that it's too early for either star to be attached to the project yet, especially since Russell Crowe may have scheduling conflicts due to his publicity obligations for his directorial debut, The Water Diviner.

Shane Black wrote the script for The Nice Guys several years ago with Anthony Bagarozzi, with the project languishing in development until just recently. Both writers staged a live reading of the script during the 2011 Austin Film Festival.

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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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EXCLUSIVE: Shane Black and Kevin Feige Talk ‘Iron Man 3’

EXCLUSIVE: Shane Black and Kevin Feige Talk ‘Iron Man 3’

Director Shane Black and Producer Kevin Feige discuss Iron Man 3, in theaters nationwide May 3

Director Shane Black and producer Kevin Feige both come from rather different ends of the cinematic spectrum. Shane Black was one of the go-to writers in the 1980s and 1990s, revolutionizing the action-comedy genre with his scripts for Lethal Weapon, Lethal Weapon 2, The Last Boy Scout, The Long Kiss Goodnight, and his directorial debut, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Kevin Feige produced Marvel Studio's highly-successful Phase One slate of movies, starting with Iron Man and culminating with last year's Marvel's The Avengers. Their Marvel Phase Two sequel Iron Man 3 showcases a melding of these two distinct styles in fascinating ways, when this action-thriller hits theaters May 3 (CLICK HERE for my full review). I recently had the chance to sit down with both Shane Black and Kevin Feige to speak about this cinematic journey, which takes Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to much different places, both emotionally and physically. Here's what the filmmakers had to say.

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‘Iron Man 3’ Poster with Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian

‘Iron Man 3’ Poster with Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian

Disney and Marvel Studios has released the third character poster for director Shane Black's Marvel Phase II sequel Iron Man 3, which features franchise first-timer Guy Pearce as Aldrich Killian. In the film, Killian works alongside Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall) in harnessing the power of nanotechnology, which Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) will use as Iron Man to defeat the nefarious Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

About Aldrich Killian, from the Official Marvel Database:"Dr. Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce) is a brilliant scientist working for the FuturePharm Corporation in Austin, Texas alongside Dr. Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). Together they developed Extremis, an attempt to create a new super soldier. The Extremis is a techno organic virus that completely rewrites the body's genetic code. It replaces entire organs making them more efficient. The virus also gives the body a sort of healing factor. The original Extremis grants super human strength, speed, endurance, reflexes and the ability to project electricity and breathe fire.

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COMIC-CON 2012: ‘Iron Man 3’ Panel and Videos with Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle!

Marvel Studios hit Comic-Con 2012 hard today with huge surprises from Iron Man 3. Iron Man/Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey Jr., showed up unannounced to oversee the children's costume contest and entertain the massive crowd of fans that gathered in Hall H. Director Shane Black, executive producer Jon Favreau and Don Cheadle were also onhand to take Comic-Con by storm. Check out photos and videos from the events below.

Marvel Studios has also launched the official website for Iron Man 3 at Marvel.com/IronMan3. The site only features a gallery with two previously-released photos, a link to the sequel's page, and a form to register for updates, for now. Be sure to check back for more updates as we near closer to the May 3, 2013 release date.

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