I’m really torn over the announcement that the Doc Savage movie now has writers on board.  On the one hand, I’m super excited about seeing a new Doc Savage movie hit the big screen, as the 1975 version really blew (for many reasons) and caused more than one career to crash and burn.  On the other hand, writers are Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are producing.  Don’t get me wrong, I think the duo are exceptionally talented – especially when it comes to Star Trek.  However, these are also the brains behind Transfomers 2, and after that experience, anytime I see their names attached to a project a red flag goes up.

Fortunately, it looks like they won’t be writing the Doc Savage script.  Instead, those duties fall to Shane Black, of Lethal Weapon and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang fame.  And it looks like he’s going to do it right.

I did inquire if they were modernizing the character. I asked this with dread in my belly, and Shane passed the test by saying the character can not be separated from the 30s. This is correct. Right now, he is preparing to write the script. He has decided that Doc needs to have his Fabulous Five. It will be an original DOC SAVAGE story that attempts to encapsulate the feeling of the whole collection of Lester Dent’s work.

Well my hopes have been raised, and it’s great news to kick off the week.

UPDATE: Ain’t It Cool News is now stating Orci and Kurtzman are not producing the Doc Savage film, but instead the producers are Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur.  Makes me feel a bit better about the film.  Now let’s go find us a Doc Savage!
via Ain’t It Cool News

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