Just the other day I was wondering what ever happened to all the pulp heroes from back in the day, then news about one of the more popular characters from the era flashed across my screen. According to Variety, a live action feature film will be produced centering on pulp favorite, Doc Savage and Shane Black will direct.

A while ago, it was revealed that Black was working on a screenplay for the film, but he wasn’t attached to direct at the time. Doc Savage was originally published in American pulp magazines during the 30′s and 40′s, and was created by Henry W. Ralston and John L. Nanovic at Street and Smith Publications. The character has also popped up in several incarnations on both TV and radio, which thoroughly helped its popularity.

Savage is as superhuman as you can get without being a bootlegged version of Superman. He was trained since birth and he uses his powers and skills to fight evil wherever it might dwell. Black has co-written the screenplay along with Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry with Neal Moritz on board producing.

Black was the go to guy during the eighties and nineties with his revolutionary scripts for Lethal Weapon and the cult classic, The Long Kiss Goodnight. Seeing him take on a project of this stature should make you feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. This man has delivered some serious hits, and hopefully he can do the same for Doc.

What do you think about Shane Black directing Doc Savage?