There is finally movement on a new live-action adaptation of Doc Savage.
Deadline reports that Sony Pictures Television and producer Neal H. Moritz’s (Fast and Furious franchise) Original Film are developing a scripted series based on The Man of Bronze aka Doc Savage, the classic pulp superhero that helped inspire characters like Indiana Jones.
The Man of Bronze is headed to the small screen. Sony Pictures Television and Neal H. Moritz’s Sony-based Original Film have partnered with Condé Nast Entertainment to develop a scripted television series based on the Doc Savage pulp fiction franchise from the Street & Smith library.
The scripted series will chronicle his adventures, featuring rampaging dinosaurs, secret societies led by dastardly villains, fantastic gadgets and weapons, death-dealing traps, hair-raising escapes, and plots to rule the earth.
A feature film was once in the works at Sony Pictures with screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, The Nice Guys, Iron Man 3, The Predator) writing the script (an assumption he’d also direct) and Dwayne Johnson attached to play Doc Savage.
Original Film has a solid track record with comic book adaptations with The Boys, Happy!, and Preacher.
This is certainly good news for fans of Doc Savage that have been desperately waiting for an update live-action adaptation.