Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black to work on Doc Savage adaptation. Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black has revealed that his next project will be a Doc Savage movie. Doc Savage debuted in the 1930s as a scientist and explorer trained to the peak of human fitness and intellect. Black promised that the movie will not feature a modern update of the character, but will be an original story set in the ’30s. The film will see Savage team up with regular allies the Fabulous Five.