It’s now official, Dwayne Johnson is attached to star in and produce the film adaptation of “Doc Savage” for Sony Pictures.
The story follows a scientist, inventor, and explorer who also boasts superheroic levels of intelligence and strength. The star of multiple pulp novels and a radio series, the character was an iconic hero who served as the inspiration for many subsequent creations including Superman.
“The Nice Guys” writer/director Shane Black is attached to helm from a script he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Black had previously made it clear that he wanted Johnson for the film with the actor making it official on his Instagram account Monday morning.
Hiram Garcia., Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur and Michael Uslan will also produce. No word on when the film will go into production at this point.
It’s OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world’s first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the "Man of Bronze" himself Clark "Doc" Savage. Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry for flying in from LA and sitting with me and our @sevenbucksprod’s producer @hhgarcia41 on this Memorial Day weekend to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project. Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about "Doc" Savage is that he’s the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc. Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a women’s perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything. But here’s the #1 reason I’m excited to become Doc Savage.. HE’S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone is direct, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious. After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the "weirdo" part behind. But to us, it’s that "weirdo" part that makes Clark "Doc" Savage dope! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character. #ItsOfficial #WorldsFirstSuperhero #GeniusIntellect #PhysicalSpecimen #FnLoveableWeirdo #DocSavage