Fans of Doc Savage will be pleased to know that a movie is in the works, to be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci and written by Shane Black.
According to Ain’t It Cool News‘s Harry Knowles, a meet-up with Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) produced the news that Black would be writing a script for Doc Savage.
Clark Savage, Jr., known as Doc Savage, was a forerunner of Superman, with near-superhuman abilities. Savage was a “physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, musician and martial arts master,” who was raised from birth to fight evil.
The original story will supposedly be set in the 1930s. The Fabulous Five, a group of men with talents of their own who helped Doc Savage fight evildoers, will also be included.
Update: Collider.com is reporting that Kurtzman and Orci will NOT be producing the film, but it will be produced by Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur.