Shane Black Directs “Doc Savage”

Scribe-turned-director Shane Black (“Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang”) is set to direct the film adaptation of 1930’s/40’s pulp comic hero “Doc Savage” for Original Film and Sony Pictures reports Variety.

As previously reported Black, who penned the likes of “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boyscout”, will also co-write the screenplay Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry.

The film version of the heroic adventurer with near-superhuman skills and intelligence will be set in the 1930’s and will include the Fabulous Five, five recurring companions who each appeared in different books.

Neal Moritz will produce.