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Old 02-22-2010, 11:48 PM   #26
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:17 AM   #27
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Collider Exclusive: Producer Neal Moritz on Shane Black’s DOC SAVAGE, the Remake of TOTAL RECALL, and FLASH GORDON

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Would anyone be interested in a Doc Savage movie, and who would get the rights? He's a superhero character from the golden age who has seen actions in the following books, which begs the question, who would get the rights to the "Man of Bronze"

Post-Golden Age, there have been several Doc Savage comic books:
  • Gold Key Comics, 1966, one issue. Adapts The Thousand-Headed Man.
  • Marvel Comics. In 1972, eight standard color comics with four adaptations of books — The Man of Bronze, Brand of the Werewolf, Death in Silver, and The Monsters — and one giant-size movie adaptation. In May 2010, DC Comics reprinted the eight-issue series as a trade paperback.[4] In 1975, the Marvel imprint Curtis Magazines released eight black-and-white magazines as a movie tie-in. All are original stories by Doug Moench, John Buscema, and Tony DeZuniga. The character also teamed up with the Thing in Marvel Two-in-One #21, an important issue that would form the basis of later significant stories like "The Project Pegasus Saga" and "Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe".
  • DC Comics, 1987–1990, a four-issue mini-series tryout, then 24 issues and one Annual, most written by Mike W. Barr. Original adventures, including a reunion with Doc's Mayan sweetheart/wife Monya and John Sunlight, adventures with Doc's grandson "Chip" Savage, and back story on Doc's parents and youth. Included a four-issue crossover with DC's current run of The Shadow.
  • Millennium Publications published several mini-series and one-shots, including Doc Savage: The Monarch of Armageddon, a four-part limited series, from 1991 to 1992. Written by Mark Ellis and penciled by Darryl Banks, the treatment "come[s] closest to the original, capturing all the action, humanity, and humor of the original novels".[5] Other miniseries were Doom Dynasty and Devil's Thoughts, and one-shots Pat Savage: Woman of Bronze and Manual of Bronze.
  • Dark Horse Comics, 1995, two mini-series: a two-issue mini-series The Shadow and Doc Savage and four-issue Doc Savage: Curse of the Fire God.
  • DC announced in 2009 that it would publish a Doc Savage crossover with Batman, written by Brian Azzarello with art by Phil Noto and a cover by J.G. Jones.[6] Other characters involved will be Black Canary,[7] The Avenger,[7] Rima the Jungle Girl,[7] the Spirit,[7] and Doc Savage's the Fabulous Five.[8] It is a prologue to First Wave, a six-issue limited series with art by Rags Morales.[6] The First Wave line was then expanded to include a Doc Savage ongoing series written by Paul Malmont, with art by Howard Porter.[9] Malmont only wrote the first four issues, with other authors writing the rest of the series.
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Doc Savage's real name was Clark Savage, Jr. He was a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and, as revealed in The Polar Treasure, a musician. A team of scientists assembled by his father deliberately trained his mind and body to near-superhuman abilities almost from birth, giving him great strength and endurance, a photographic memory, a mastery of the martial arts, and vast knowledge of the sciences. Doc is also a master of disguise and an excellent imitator of voices. "He rights wrongs and punishes evildoers." Dent described the hero as a mix of Sherlock Holmes' deductive abilities, Tarzan's outstanding physical abilities, Craig Kennedy's scientific education, and Abraham Lincoln's goodness. Dent described Doc Savage as manifesting "Christliness." Doc's character and world-view is displayed in his oath, which goes as follows:[2]
Let me strive every moment of my life to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do. Let me do right to all, and wrong no man.

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Old 07-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #29
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all hail shane black!

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What about Colin Ferguson?

I'd really like to see him outside of Eureka cause I think he's great. Pretty manly too, and he looks the part.

Or Mark Valley, since Human Target is dead

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Old 07-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #31
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Anyone heard anything new with this project? This one definitely fits the mold of Hollywood's recent trend of adapting superheroes who aren't exactly superheroes (John Carter, Sherlock Holmes) and I think a Doc Savage movie could be a lot of fun. Shane Black is tied up with Iron Man 3 though, so if he's still committed to doing it, it might be a while before we see Doc on the big screen.

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I'm sorry, but with Vin Diesel, your gonna "B-Movie" a Doc Savage film. Gerard Butler would be a better choice. This character has a lot of depth, and I could see a real actor sinking his teeth in this one.

Also, I know Doc is set in the 30's ans 40's. but it would be ok for me to see him walk around in the present - better plot complications would arise

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #33
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Shane Black and Producer Neal Moritz Talk DOC SAVAGE; Black Is “Back on It” with the Aim of It Being His Next Film

by Adam Chitwood Posted: April 24th, 2013 at 9:48 am

While Shane Black’s skills as a screenwriter have been more than proven with films like Lethal Weapon, The Last Boy Scout, and The Monster Squad, he also showed himself to be an immensely talented director with the fantastic 2005 gem Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. A few years ago he signed on to write and direct a feature film iteration of the 1930s and 40s pul fiction hero Doc Savage, but his plans for that film were deterred a bit when Marvel sought Black out to come on and helm the highly anticipated Iron Man 3.

Steve recently spoke with Black at the Iron Man 3 junket and also with producer Neal Moritz in a separate, extended interview, and both provided some very promising updates on Doc Savage, saying the film is back on track with the goal of making it Black’s next film. Hit the jump for more.

For those unfamiliar with Doc Savage, the character was described by writer Lester Dent as “a mix of Sherlock Holmes’ deductive abilities, Tarzan’s outstanding physical abilities, Craig Kennedy’s scientific education, and Abraham Lincoln’s goodness.” Steve asked Black about the project, and the filmmaker confirmed that he’s still attached:
“Well Doc Savage is proceeding on pace. I mean we’ve got to try to set a deal now to go back into that, so as Iron Man wound down I sort of reconnected with Sony who have been gracious to say, ‘We’ll wait a year and sit on these rights until you’re finished with this other picture that we don’t control.’ So they were really cool about it, they were really nice. So yeah I’m back on it.”
Even more promising, producer Neal Moritz added that Black is “100%” still writing and directing Doc Savage, with the aim for it to be the filmmaker’s next project. Obviously Black will be yielding a number of offers following the assured success of Iron Man 3, but the prospect of him taking on a 1930s action/adventure film with a classic hero is very, very exciting, so hopefully things move forward smoothly.
Look for Steve’s full interviews with both Black and Moritz on Collider soon, and watch his video interview with Black below.

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From a character stand point Doc sounds good, but from a design stand point? I think that he looks lame.

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I saw some Doc Savage books in my local amazing used book store the other day and though about picking them up. I always thought Doc Savage seemed like a interesting character, I just don't know much about him at all.

Hope Black gets this done!

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Think of Doc Savage the character that Buckaroo Banzai was based on which I think is true even thought the "Buckaroo" himself and the director of "film documentary" will never admitted.

Yeah, but Hollywood were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should!
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Shane Black Talks DOC SAVAGE; Confirms 1930s Setting and Describes It as “What if Jimmy Stewart Were a Stone-Cold Killer?”

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Had no interest in seeing this. Now that Shane Black is assigned, I'll be seeing this opening weekend. The dude is a fantastic writer, and a blossoming director. Outside of the First Lethal weapon, you could tell most of his scripts were 'Hollywood-ized' by producers and directors introducing dumb plot devices (like throwing a football in front of a sniper's target).

He's two for two producing solid hits as a director. And Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is one of the best films I've seen in the past couple years. Real excited for this project.

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I was really really excited for this before I saw Iron man 3. Now not so much. I'll still see it because I'm such a huge Doc fan and pray he respects the spirit of the source material.

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Old 06-30-2013, 10:46 PM   #41
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Ok, more worried now.

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Can't wait for this. Gotta love Shane black.

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