Black scribes Doc Savage October 29, 2009 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.