Shane Black (KISS KISS, BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) has been hired by Columbia Pictures to direct DOC SAVAGE, according to VARIETY .
Publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic of Street and Smith Publications created the project, which was originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s.
Black is working on the screenplay with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry. Neal Moritz is attached to produce through Original Film over at Sony.
"Doc Savage is an icon, a character with limitless possibilities," said Columbia co-president Matt Tolmach, "We have had a great experience working with Neal to bring another classic character of the era, the Green Hornet, to a new generation of fans, and we think he and Shane make the ideal team to bring Doc Savage back to the bigscreen."