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Shane Black to direct pulp adventure 'The Destroyer' for Sony
Shane Black to direct pulp adventure 'The Destroyer' for Sony

Shane Black is shaping up to be Sony Pictures' go-to guy for pulp adventures. 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...

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