Doc Savage, The Shadow, The Avenger and several other pulp hero characters from the Street and Smith Publications range might all be hitting the big screen in one big feature.
IGN Filmforce has learned that "Spider-Man" filmmaker Sam Raimi is planning a project which would unite the various characters together using a script by Siavash Farahani ("Ingenue", "Ruse").
Characters from such titles as The Wizard & Cash Gorman, Crime Busters, The Skipper, The Whisperer, Bill Barnes Air Trails, Nick Carter Magazine, Pete Rice Magazine and Unknown, as well as other crime and Western books.
"The Shadow" had previously been adapted into a 1994 Alec Baldwin-led action movie and at last word both a new version of it, and a separate film version of "Doc Savage" were in the works - but certainly nothing as elaborate as this.
The rumour comes as surprising and a little dubious, on the other hand the site is known for its relatively thorough fact checking and will rarely print outright rumours without some basis in fact. Let's see how this unfolds.