Shane Black Talks Doc Savage
Attached to the project as director is Shane Black, who has recently had incredible success with Iron Man 3 (which I have to sadly admit I've yet to see) and whose screenwriting credits include Lethal Weapon, Predator and The Long Kiss Goodnight. He certainly sounds like the kind of chap who could take Doc Savage places!
More From Director Shane Black On Doc Savage
We don't want this again, Mr Black.
Although rumours of this new film have been circulating since 2010 it is only recently that Shane Black has begun talking about it to the entertainment press, so I would not expect to see it in cinemas until well into 2014 at the earliest. Still, something to look forward to! Who do we think should take the role (I've already seen Daniel Craig's name mentioned)?
Keira Knightley to star in The Other Typist
Confirmed to play one of the two lead roles is Keira Knightley, but no other cast or crew details have been confirmed at this time so once again we're probably looking at a 2014 release date. I get the impression that Miss Knightley has a polarising effect on people (particularly women - "flat/square/horse face" and "too thin" being among the comments I have heard some ladies mutter!) but I've always found her to be a decent enough actress. I'll be interested to see who will be joining her on this project.
Quite apart from the fashion aspect of the film, for me and my fellow Typosphereans it will hopefully be an excellent chance to sate our passion for vintage typewriters with several 1920s types surely to be in evidence! What do we think, chaps & ladies - Remingtons, Underwoods, Royals? What would the NYPD be using in the Twenties?
The book on which this film will be based was published in Britain last month and should be, as the saying goes, available in all good bookshops. Reviews have been positive, so we can only hope that the film will achieve as much. Furthermore, for those of you living in the British Isles B.B.C. Radio 4 Extra has just this week started broadcasting The Other Typist as an audiobook and the first part can be heard here. Hopefully it will give us a small idea of what to expect from the film.
What films are you looking forward to in the next 12 months - anything else interesting I've missed?