Doc savage is a popular hero who debuted in the old pulp magazines of the 1930s and 40s, and also appeared in doc savage. In a new update, johnson says the film is in the midst of rights issues. Feb 19, 2020 according to deadline, doc savage is now being developed as a sony tv series, from neil moritzs original film and conde nast. One of the most popular characters of the pulps of the 1930s and 40s, doc savage was also popularized on radio, film and television.
Doc savage would also appear in comics and in his own feature film directed by george pal in 1975. The character was created by henry ralston, john nanovic and lester dent who wrote the majority of the novels in the series original run. The man of bronze is a 1975 american action film starring ron ely. While i like the rock, dwayne johnson, i just dont think he fits the doc savage role especially if he hams it up as happened with the character in the old 1975 movie with ron ely. A man of great mental and physical strength, he went around the world battling largerthanlife villains. Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film. The project is part of the new threeyear deal original film signed with.
Johnsons name has been attached to a shane blackdirected doc savage movie since at least 2016, and now the much indemand actor has offered an update on the project. The primary reason for this is said to be corporate politics within the studio that produced it, with a new slate of executives coming in to power who wanted to see the film fail. Director shane black talks about his upcoming doc savage movie, how he intends to make the character a little more complex, and why james mcavoy wont be playing the lead. What to expect from dwayne johnsons doc savage youtube. With ron ely, paul gleason, william lucking, michael miller. Jun 19, 2016 doc savage, the man of bronze, was raised from childhood by a team of scientists to become the original super hero of the 1930s. The arch enemy of evil would feature a deformed, germanspeaking supervillain, whose pet maneating octopus was a nod to a similar plot element in the september 1937 pulp novel the feathered octopus. In 1975, george pal produced a film titled doc savage. Dwayne johnson gives a doc savage movie update syfy wire.
Science detective, a series of novels written by lester dent. Writerdirector shane black explains why doc savage has to be a period piece, and says that if they get it right, the film will be a blast. Doc savage movie becomes a tv show instead, the rock probably wont do it ryan scott feb 19, 2020. Chris hemsworth thor has met with doc savage director shane black to discuss the possibility of playing the movies hero. Doc savage 2019 is an action, adventure movie starring dwayne johnson. Apr 11, 2018 we caught up with rampage star dwayne johnson and got an update on the status of shane blacks doc savage movie and it sounds like this one might be caught up in rights issues. Dwayne johnson offers an update on shane blacks doc savage movie. Everything you need to know about doc savage movie.
In time, doc savage would serve as an inspiration for many superheroes that emerged in the late 1930s, including a number of iconic characters hailing from the dc and marvel universes. Known as the man in bronze, savage was a popular fixture on radio and magazines in the 1930s and. A new report now claims that a doc savage tv series is being developed at sony, under the guidance of neal h. Doc savage movie to instead become a tv series minus. For fans of doc savage, the wait to finally see a film based on the pulp character who originated in the 1930s continues. The illustrations were by walter baumhofer, paul orban, emery clarke, modest stein, and robert g. Sure, the stories were formulaic, but anything put out on a monthly basis for so long is going to be. A man of great mental and physical strength, he went around the world battling larger than life villains.
He and his men often used sleep gas to subdue the bad guys. While the rocks initial comment makes it sound like the doc savage issues are being actively worked through, the next thing he says is a bit. Oct, 2015 although the movie featured some high camp and comedy, it succeeds at being a doc savage movie in the sincerity of the heroes, notably buckaroo banzai peter weller. Actor dwayne johnson aka the rock is set to play the role of doc savage in a new movie adaptation. Nanovic at street and smith publications, with additional material contributed by the series main writer, lester dent. I created this channel to show my viewers the life of a fish guy on long island. Doc savage project gutenberg selfpublishing ebooks. Another film based on savage stories includes doc savage.
Doc savage is a fictional character originally published in american pulp magazines during the 1930s and 1940s. May 19, 2012 doc savage and his men, although often finding themselves in the midst of carnage, did try to avoid taking life when possible. The sinister shadow the wild adventures of doc savage book 14. Doc savage and his men, although often finding themselves in the midst of carnage, did try to avoid taking life when possible.
Doc savage was raised to become the worlds most powerful intellect and a man of unparalleled strength. A doc savage movie was cast and ready to go when they abruptly changed to an entirely different film at the last minute in the mid1960s, the success of heroes from novels and comic books like james bond and batman led to producers looking to see whatever other 20th century heroes that could be adapted into films. Im a doc savage fan, so buying this was pretty much mandatory. A towering bronze colossus with hypnotic eyes that stir like pools of flakegold. Based on an unpublished manuscript by his creator and the sequel to the red spider, this gripping tale pits a ruthless, unstoppable assassin against doc savage, plunging him into a. Unboxing videos, fish profiles, tank projects, best ways to save money in the aq. For years, sony has been trying to adapt the classic pulp character as a movie, but plans have shifted and the project will. Dwayne johnson offers status update on shane blacks doc savage.
Many moons ago i had the idea of creating a few mock doc savage covers featuring the man of bronze in adventures with other iconic horror, fantasy and scifi characters. He thus posesses peak human capablilities as well as a genius. Doc savage organized hidalgo trading company and flearun. Doc savage cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. While docs primary home has always been in novels, he has appeared in many comic book series over the years, and a 1975 feature film directed by george pal, doc savage. In 1936, doc savage ron ely returns to new york city following a visit to his. Meet doc savage, the most famous superhero youve never heard of. Unlike many other pulp heros such as the shadow, clark savage had no special powers, but was both physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen. Sounds like moritz has given the whole thing a lot of thought, and. Ron ely tvs tarzan plays the strapping savage in this highcamp. Originally published from 193349 and reprinted by bantam books, doc savage is back in a new series of adventures. Apr, 2018 its been almost two years since dwayne johnson confirmed hed play doc savage in a film about the superhero from director shane black, but since then, the project has stalled. Above all else, the rock is a better fit for a doc savage movie than any other modern action icon because this version of the man of bronze will reportedly be a weirdo.
We caught up with rampage star dwayne johnson and got an update on the status of shane blacks doc savage movie and it sounds like this one might be caught up in rights issues. Apr 12, 2018 however, one that has been talked about for a long time, with little movement, has been a doc savage movie. After years in development as a feature, doc savage, the pulp magazine superstar from the 1930s, is being reconfigured for a liveaction tv series, from sony pictures television, neal h. The man of bronze is a 1975 american action film starring ron ely as pulp hero doc savage. He is a scientist, physician, adventurer, inventor, explorer. Why the doc savage movie hasnt happened yet, according to. The heroicadventure character would go on to appear in other media, including radio, film, and. May 31, 2016 the character whose given name is clark savage jr. A new recruit joins the team in 1995, just in time to help doc savage and company contend with a group of cyber terrorists who threaten to destabilize the world economy, while in the modern day, the f. Dwayne johnson offers an update on shane blacks doc savage. This was the last film completed by pioneering science fiction producer george pal. Director shane black and producer neal moritz talk about the doc savage movie, which may be blacks next film. Gathering my copies of the bantam doc paperbacks with the wonderful cover art by james bama and bob larkin, illustrators extraordinaire. That movie was a dismal failure, the upcoming adventure must be.
Doc savage movie idea page old punk takes an honest look at what he thinks it would take to make a successful doc savage movie. However, one that has been talked about for a long time, with little movement, has been a doc savage movie. Doc savage tv series in works at sony pictures tv with original. Updated september 25, 2018 have a happy and prosperous new year.
The film is directed by shane black based on a script he cowrote with anthony bagarozzi and chuck mondry. Although the movie featured some high camp and comedy, it succeeds at being a doc savage movie in the sincerity of the heroes, notably buckaroo banzai peter weller. Doc savage is a popular hero who debuted in the old pulp magazines of the. Doc savage has been known to employ a number of advanced technology. Sony first partnered with moritzs original film to develop a doc savage movie, recruiting shane black in 20 to write the script, and signing dwayne. Doc and the amazing five battle captain seas and the green death for control of a fabulous resource. Order of doc savage books doc savage is the protagonist in a series of actionadventure pulp fiction novels written under the house name of kenneth robeson. Doc savage movie becomes a tv show instead, the rock.
Doc savage, the man of bronze, was raised from childhood by a team of scientists to become the original super hero of the 1930s. Dwayne johnson offers an update on shane blacks doc. Doc savage tv series in works at sony pictures tv with. A history of the doc savage adventures in pulps, paperbacks, comics, fanzines, radio and film. There was still a great amount of imagination and character in those stories. The internet movie database page for the 1975 doc savage movie has all of the usual cast and credit listings, but also photos and a trailer, which features different narration and music from the movie. Sony pictures television is bringing doc savage to the small screen with a new tv series.
Meet doc savage, the most famous superhero youve never. To the world at large, doc savage is a strange, mysterious figure of. The man of bronze 1975 official trailer ron ely, paul gleason movie hd doc and the amazing five battle captain seas and the green death for control of a fabulous resource. In fact, this screenplay was originally intended to be filmed as the first doc savage movie. Doc savage movie becomes a tv show instead, the rock probably. May 30, 2016 dwayne johnson is adding a new superhero to his resume.
Doc savage was one of the best of the pulp adventure heroes. Doc savage is the protagonist in a series of actionadventure pulp fiction novels written under the house name of kenneth robeson. Doc savage reached a new audience in the 1960s when bantam reprinted the entire series in paperback form. Gathering my copies of the bantam doc paperbacks with the wonderful cover art by james bama and bob larkin, illustrators extraordinaire, yes, my set is complete. Its been almost two years since dwayne johnson confirmed hed play doc savage in a film about the superhero from director shane black, but since then, the project has stalled. For fans of doc savage, the wait to finally see a film based on the pulp. The project is set to be written by shane black and star the rock in the title role as. Essentially the firstever superhero, doc savage was a prime candidate for a movie adaptation. Doc savage is finally happening, but as a tv series instead of a movie.507 635 1234 40 764 693 302 517 649 1166 713 984 591 675 280 1109 962 658 250 1117 1127 230 872 1648 1438 264 1020 509 1321 45 1597 299 1623 126 1052 1287 1341 1432 817 1047 714 892 943 251 345 1358 1054 1327 798