Prior to all the hooplah earlier today about Shane Black writing and directing a Predator reboot he had been working on a couple other things, The Nice Guys and Doc Savage. It looks like ‘The Nice Guys’ is still his next to shoot but The Hollywood Reporter also dropped a small bit about ‘Doc Savage’. It seems that Chris Hemsworth has spoken with Black about the title role. Black has described his perfect Doc Savage as “The perfect physical specimen and when people look at him, they’re overawed by the sort of symmetry and perfection that he exudes.”
It’s been reported that the 1930’s setting and the action pieces have caused budget concerns for the Sony, although they say that this film is still a high priority for them.
I really hope that Black gets his shot for this one. Doc Savage could make a great film.