It has been a year since it was revealed that Dwayne Johnson had signed on to play the titular ‘Man of Bronze’ in the film adaptation of iconic pulp magazine hero “Doc Savage”. Since then however, nothing seems to have progressed much on the project.
Chatting with Pure Grain Audio this week, the film’s director Shane Black was asked if this will be his next project once he wraps post-production work on “The Predator”. Black doesn’t seem very confident on a production timetable at this point:
“I don’t know right now because I’m busy editing Predator. Editing has begun, so that’s a process not of weeks, but months. Predator is still a focus and will be until November at least. Along the way, I’ll see where things land and the chips fall. We talked about Doc Savage with Dwayne Johnson, but Dwayne’s dance card is pretty full.”
Black adds that though the odds are against them getting the film into production, he says he’s happy to juggle around his schedule if needs be:
“If there’s a slot for us, I don’t know. There might be, I think he wants to do it but you don’t always win. So if that’s the case I might have to shift to something. I’m open to it and I’ll just roll with it.
In the meantime, if I have an idea that I think I want to sit down and write by myself, I’ll do that too. The only thing I want to create is something prolific, especially as I get older. I don’t know what I’ll do next after Predator, but I do know that I owe it to myself to first and foremost is to be prolific and not just drift.”
For now Black’s “The Predator” is the next big thing from him on the radar with that film to be in post-production through the rest of the year and is slated to open next Summer.
Johnson meanwhile just wrapped work on the film adaptation of the classic arcade game “Rampage” and sent out the following photo on his social media account.
Here I'm counting the reasons my partner in chaos, the Oscar nominated @naomieharris was a dream to work with on our final day of #Rampage. Her performance in our movie was fantastic and I'm a lucky man to share the screen with such a classy, high quality (and bad ass) woman. That's an official wrap on the production of #Rampage. Thank you Naomie for your commitment and trust in me and our project. Luv ya sistah and next time I'll have an explanation on why I have an Amtrak train of a vein running thru my horse neck. #OfficialWrap #Rampage #TheOneAndOnly #NaomieHarris