Ain't It Cool News Harry Knowles has reported that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) are going to be producing a film based on the famous comic Doc Savage. It was originally published by Street and Smith Publications from March 1933 to the summer of 1949.
Writing the adaptation will be Shane Black (Lethal Weapon). It seems that the Doc Savage character will remain in the 1930s. Other tidbits Knowles found out were:
Right now, he is preparing to write the script. He has decided that Doc needs to have his Fabulous Five. It will be an original Doc Savage story that attempts to encapsulate the feeling of the whole collection of Lester Dent's work.