“Iron Man 3” director Shane Black recently said he wants Dwayne Johnson to star in “Doc Savage,” leaving the long-simmering adaptation on the back burner until the actor’s busy schedule could open up. It now looks as if that will happen sometime next year.
Posting a photo of his work area in the house he’s using while on location in Georgia, Johnson wrote, “On the iPad I’m reading an outline for a cool movie I’ll make in 2017 (with director Shane Black).”
That certainly syncs up with Black’s timeline. “I would very much like to do ‘Doc’ with a fellow named Dwayne Johnson, if we can make that work,” the filmmaker said in March. “I made a decision that Dwayne is the guy.” And it seems Johnson has decided “Doc Savage” is the movie.
Black, who signed on in 2013 to co-write and direct the Sony Pictures project, has called it “a personal film.” He even went so far as to define the attributes of the actor he envisioned to play the Man of Bronze, effectively describing Johnson.
“They kind of gotta be tall. He’s the perfect physical specimen and when people look at him, they’re overawed by the sort of symmetry and perfection he exudes,” Black said in 2013. “You need someone magnetic and someone a little bit off because that’s the fun of the character. He’s been secluded from people and kept from any social niceties for so long that he’s become a savant.”
Finding our anchor. When I’m shooting on location I always need a space where I can work and keep building the enterprise. Here in Georgia this has been my space for months now. Keepin’ it country. Every film, TV show, partnership and project we develop gets handled from here. When I feel good about it, it goes in the pile to the left that clearly reflects my OCD. When I’m still making adjustments, it stays on the pile on the right. All contracts that need signing remain in the middle. On the iPad I’m reading an outline for a cool movie I’ll make in 2017 (with director Shane Black) and when I get tired and need a lil’ pick me up, the shaker cup holds a special shot of energy – Elk piss. The more complicated our lives get, the more we need simple spaces like this to anchor us. In simplistic terms, find your work space and anchor to help you keep your shit together. #AndDontTryDrinkingElkPiss #IWasKidding #ItsLionBlood ⚓️
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