Update: Orci & Kurtzman Producing Doc Savage


UPDATE: Collider reports that Orci and Kurtzman are, in fact, not producing this film. Instead, Neil Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing the project.

Ain’t It Cool News has learned that Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Star Trek) are producing the adaptation of the Doc Savage comics. Shane Black (Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Lethal Weapon) is set to write the script. The site asked Black about the project:

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.

“Doc Savage” was originally published in American pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. He was created by publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications, with additional material contributed by the series’ main writer, Lester Dent.