Black has been poised for a comeback for a few years now, and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was an extremely promising (dare I say perfect?) directorial debut. Anyone familiar with Kiss Kiss knows his love of pulp runs deep, and I suspect he's going to understand Doc Savage like no screenwriter or director before him.
The project has found a home at Columbia, where it'll be overseen by producer Neal Moritz. Columbia and Sony now have a new enthusiasm for pulp thanks to Seth Rogen shoving The Green Hornet* into production, and there's no telling where this obsession might lead. Though if it goes no further than a really, really good Doc Savage movie and a decade of Black helmed projects, I can die a happy fan.
*Pulp enthusiasts know that Hornet isn't truly a pulp hero. But he is of radio serials and that's close enough, I guess.