Sad news for fans of either Dwayne Johnson, Shane Black, or Doc Savage as Johnson has provided an update on the film adaptation, and it is not good news.
Speaking with Collider, Johnson provided this update on Doc Savage, a man born with extraordinary ability and strength who was featured in numerous pulp magazines of the 1930s:
“First of all, love Shane Black and we’ve had multiple meetings on that project that we were going to work on. Right now, Shane’s doing things. I’m doing things. That project had a few issues, not creative issues but more so business affairs issues — where the project once was, who had rights to it, where we were trying to move it to. There was a lot of that, which we’re still kind of working through. At the end of the day, Shane’s such a spectacular writer or director, but whether it’s that project or something else, we’ve made a pact that we’re going to work together at some point in our careers.”
Johnson is currently one of the hottest stars in Hollywood who works around the clock on a number of projects while Black is busy putting the final touches on The Predator. It is a shame that rights issues are causing a delay in the project as I was personally looking forward to seeing Johnson stretch his acting roots and dye his hair blonde. If anyone can bring out a great performance from Johnson that does not seem like “The Rock” it is Shane Black.
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Rampage is currently in theaters. The Predator hits theaters September 14, 2018.