Of all the pulp heroes to hit film, “Doc Savage” is probably the one who got the least respect. The 1975 movie was going to suck no matter how you slice it, but the sudden loss of money halfway through turned a camp disaster in a flat-out total one.
Now, Shane Black is going to right some wrongs.
Black, who you might remember from “Lethal Weapon” and is currently working on “Iron Man 3”, is apparently ready to go with the good Doc, working on a script and basically wanting to deliver another “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Whenever an action period piece comes up, they always mention “Raiders”, but if anybody can pull it off, it’s Shane Black. Here’s hoping this comes together.
[ via the knowing shadows at Blastr ]