Shane Black is shaping up to be
Last year Black signed on to make a movie based on the old-school hero Doc Savage for the studio, and now he's set to direct "The Destroyer" as well, an adaptation of the long-running adventure book series by Warren Murphy.
"The Destroyer" tells the story of Remo Williams, a Newark cop who is framed, sentenced to death and resurrected after a botched execution so he can serve as an operative for a top-secret government agency. He's accompanied by a seemingly ageless Asian assassin (and source of comic relief) known as Chiun.
Black will direct from a script by Jim Uhls, who wrote the adaptation of
Michael DeLuca, president of production for Columbia Pictures, said in a statement, "'The Destroyer' is a two-fisted classic and deserves no less than the genius of Shane Black." He added, "We couldn't be more excited about his vision for this character."
With credits including "Lethal Weapon," "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and
An in-demand director since the blockbuster success of "Iron Man 3," Black has a busy slate at the moment. In addition to "The Destroyer" and "Doc Savage," he's also attached to the neo-noir "The Nice Guys" at Warner Bros. and a "Predator" movie at Fox.