Producer Michael Uslan tells MTV News that the new film adaptation of classic radio superhero serial “The Shadow” will take a different tack than most flicks of the genre.
“I think the one thing going in is we all see The Shadow as more of a force of nature than a specific person in a secret identity. The Shadow may actually be many people” said Uslan.
He added that “We’ve gone back to the pulp roots, the comic book roots of The Shadow, with a dash of the radio roots. But we’ve deeply ensconced ourselves in the world of pulps and comics.”
Uslan is setting up the project at Sony Pictures with “Spider-Man” helmer Sam Raimi set to produce. Siavash Farahani is presently writing the screenplay so timing of the film’s release is uncertain for now.
Universal Pictures previously adapted the project onto film in 1994 with Alec Baldwin as the titular hero.