Now that all your money belongs to Iron Man 3, Shane Black won’t be waiting eight years between projects again. Though Black was also prepping an adaptation of the Death Note manga, it looks like his other screenwriting project, Doc Savage, will be the first to move forward, as he’s now officially set to direct from the script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry over at Sony. The classic 1930s and ’40s pulp character is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer, and researcher, trained by scientists from birth for superhuman abilities—basically Indiana Jones amped up to 11, though Doc Savage obviously predates that character by decades. Presumably in Black’s version, Doc Savage also has a witty, parenthetical voiceover narration that comments on his adventures, which surely involve a kidnapping of some sort.
Submit your Newswire tips here.