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Shane Black se descubre como un EXPERTO en Doc Savage y además no cederá a la hora de realizar la película en el tiempo que en que el personaje se originó.
"There’s 182 stories in the original cannon, and I must confess I’ve only read 107 of them.
That’s going to be a blast… Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry are working on the script with me, just seeing those characters that represented my childhood so vividly come to life in a way that I can control is a dream.”
“It has to be a period piece. I’m not going to do it otherwise. And if it doesn’t happen for that reason it doesn’t happen.
People say ‘Well, we have all these tie-ins we want to do with merchandise and we can’t do them if it’s 1930s, can’t you make it present day? He’ll fight Al-Qaeda.’ No!
That’s not who Doc Savage is. What sets him apart is that he was the first of the Supermen. With all the attendant mythology about being trained from birth to be perfect."
"There’s so much to explore too about a character who is perfect, but who isn’t charming – has no social skills. The things that fascinate him are the things that his father taught him to be fascinated by.
So there’s a discipline and an iron rigidity to his existence which he must always be trying to overcome.
And a moral quandary because he’s been taught – even though he’s a nice guy essentially – how to fight and kill. He’s a perfect soldier.”
“But beyond it I always laughed when I read them – there’s a lot of humour too.
It’s the perfect mythology; superhero-meets-a little bit of the offbeat in that Doc is almost autistic in his inability to fit into society. And then there’s the humour."
“It’s so hard when you have 182 stories to choose from – you’re not going to just pick one. What you do is saturate your mind with as much of that mythology as you can and see what elements prevail.
What is the best summation that hopefully scrapes the barrel and gets most of what is the shape that Doc Savage is comprised of. That’s what we’re trying to do – we’ve got our trowels and we’re scraping away.”
Si está bien hecha, JUSTO LO QUE NECESITA EL CINE DE SUPERHÉROES AHORA.