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DOC SAVAGE: Dwayne Johnson Cast As Action Hero

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Dwayne Johnson signs on to Doc Savage as the main character. The Fast and Furious and Scorpion King star has been cast as the legendary pulp fiction figure in the planned action film.

It is no secret that director Shane Black has been seriously considering Johnson for the role, but the casting was only made official when Johnson posted a photo on Facebook of him with Black and two writers associated with the production. The actor sounded enthused about the project and the prospect of portraying the Man of Bronze on the big screen:

Pulp publisher Henry W. Ralston and editor John L. Nanovic created “Doc Savage” in 1933 with a run of 181 individual stories, later reissued as paperbacks. Trained from birth by his scientist father to have superhuman abilities, Savage is a physician, surgeon, scientist, adventurer, inventor, explorer, researcher, and musician with incredible strength, endurance, a photographic memory, martial arts mastery as well as a master of disguise. A much-maligned movie Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze was released by Warner Bros. in 1975, produced by George Pal and starring Ron Ely.

Black will direct Doc Savage for Sony Pictures from a script he has co-written with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry. Neal H. Moritz is producing the project with Ori Marmur through his Original Film banner alongside Johnson and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions. Michael Uslan will also serve as a producer on the film. No release date is set.

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