Shane Black Talks “Doc Savage” and “Death Note” Adaptations



In an interview with BleedingCool, Iron Man 3 director, Shane Black comments on his post Marvel plans. He is committed to directing the Warner Bros. adaptation of Death Note, and Doc Savage for Sony.
200px-DocsavageBlack is enthusiastic about his adaptation of the hit Japanese manga, Death Note, saying,

Right now I’ve got this thing at Warner Bros. called Death Note that I like a lot. It’s a Japanese Manga that’s very tense and really cool.

Black seems especially passionate about Doc Savage.

“It’s Doc Savage, the old series of pulp novels and doing Doc Savage right, finding the way to get that script correct has been one of the guiding passions of my adult life. If I can get that script and make it happen in the next 90 days or so then I’d love to make that.

We would start writing a draft when I get back from this. Three months is about the time in which we get a draft. We should be able to do it in 90 days, me and Chuck Mondry and Anthony Baggarozzi, my writing partners.”



Death Note follows the story of Light Yagami, young prodigy, as he discovers the “Death Note,” a notebook from the world of the Death Gods. By simply righting the name of an individual into the book, he can kill them in any manner he  describes. Using the power of the Death Note, Light adopts the name Kira and embarks on the mission to rid the world of criminals and create a perfect society, that he will rule over as its god. As he becomes consumed by his power, the world authorities attempt to track him down, leading to a deadly cat and mouse game between him and the greatest investigator in the world, known only as “L.”

Doc Savage is a classic pulp adventure series that has been adapted into numerous radio, film, and comic books. Created in 1933, the series follows the globe trotting adventures of Savage. Savage is an accomplished physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, and researcher who has been pushed towards perfection since birth by his father. His adventures often involve him saving the world from a megalomaniac bent on world domination or destruction.

I for one look forward to both of these projects in the future. Iron Man 3 opens in US theaters on May 3, 2013.

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Source : BleedingCool