Shane Black targeting Chris Hemsworth for Doc Savage

News Simon Brew 25 Jun 2014 - 06:17

Budget problems are holding up Shane Black's film of Doc Savage. Chris Hemsworth is in line to star, though...

One of the projects that writer/director Shane Black has been trying to realise for some time now is his feature take on Doc Savage. The character, who came to life in American magazines of the 1930 and 40s, is a man of many skills. And a while back, it was revealed that Shane Black was developing a film based on the character for Sony, one set in the 1930s. It was all set to be his next project post-Iron Man 3.

The latest on the project? Well, there's good and bad news it seems.

On the upside, Black, it's been revealed, has spoken to Chris Hemsworth about the lead role in the movie. The Thor star would be taking on the role of Doc Savage in the project. However, the downside is that Doc Savage is facing some budgetary problems, which may yet put the kybosh on things. Sony has to call whether it wants to go ahead or not, it seems.

Black, meanwhile, is now set to develop and direct a reboot of Predator for 20th Century Fox. It's unclear yet whether that will take immediate priority over Doc Savage. More as we hear it.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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