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Shane Black - Celebrities attend the premiere of Marvel's 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 21st July 2014

Fox and Shane Black Are Bringing Back 'Predator'


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Shane Black, the screenwriter behind Lethal Weapon and writer-director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3 is writing the treatment for a reboot of the Predator films, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Once he has given the treatment the Black treatment – that’s either a funny joke or terrible writing - Fred Dekker, whom he wrote 1987’s Monster Squad with, will oversee the writing and is also attached to direct. They’re also university buddies. John Davis, who produced the original with Joel Silver and Lawrence Gordon, is producing the project.

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$1.2 Billion Later, 'Iron Man 3' Is The Highest Grossing Movie of 2013


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Marvel reigns supreme at the worldwide box office once again as 'Iron Man 3' finally hits the top spot as highest grossing movie of 2013 after two previous misses.

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Read our review of 'Iron Man 3' here

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Shane Black - The Burbank Film Festival - Closing Night Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at Castaways - Burbank, CA, United States - Sunday 8th September 2013

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Iron Man 3 Director Shane Black Throwing His All Into His Next Project, Doc Savage Adaptation


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After the phenomenal box office success of the Iron Man 3 movie, director Shane Black is finally free to let his hair down a bit, with an adaptation of less known, cult hero – Doc Savage. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the rights have been bought by Sony and the deal has already been struck with Black to direct the flick. The Doc Savage adaptation has long been in the works for Black, who reportedly started on the script in the distant 2009, in hopes of making it his directorial vehicle. But when the Iron Man opportunity came along in 2010, the project was put on hold indefinitely.

Now, with Sony’s backing and the superhero flick behind him (and currently approaching $1 billion in global box office revenue), Black can finally focus on the pet project. He co-wrote the script with Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry and the movie is to be produced by Neil H. Moritz, Michael Usland and Ori Marmur. And it isn’t going to be the low-budget cult material you’d expect either. Sony are reportedly throwing everything they have into the project, in a bid to turn it into their next big franchise.

"We couldn't be more excited to be building a franchise from the ground up with Shane and this team,” said Sony’s president of production Hannah Minghella in a statement. “Shane and Neal have a fantastic understanding of the character and a great take on the material and we can't wait to get this production up and running.”

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Shane Black Signs On To Direct Doc Savage Following Iron Man 3 Success


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Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has just lined up his next film, with the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director signed up to direct Doc Savage. The film is a joint effort between Sony Pictures and Black, who is co-writing as well as directing the film, and is based on the 1970's pulp movie hero of the same name.

Black has been attached to the project for some time now and first started work on the screenplay in 2009, however the project took a back seat when he was given the offer to direct Iron Man 3. Now that the third instalment of the adventures of Tony Stark is in cinemas, Black can get back to his original plans and a less conventional hero.

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Shane Black already has his next role lined up

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Iron Man 3 Review


Excellent

Changing the writer and director for this third Iron Man movie turns out to be the best thing that could have happened, because Shane Black is a much more focussed filmmaker, and he gives this franchise a badly needed kick. We know that he and Downey work well together (see Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), but we could never have anticipated how Black would bring clarity to Downey's comical riffs. He also makes the action scenes much more human, and therefore a lot more thrilling.

The story takes place in the overall Marvel chronology. Wealthy arms manufacturer Tony Stark (Downey) is feeling badly shaken by his experience working with the Avengers to fight off an alien invasion. So he dives into his work and neglects his relationship with Pepper (Paltrow), who also runs his company. Then two faces from the past reappear: bio-scientist Maya (Hall) is an old colleague of Tony's, while technical genius Aldrich (Pearce) has a past with Pepper. And both seem somehow connected to a wave of nasty bombings that is terrorising America, masterminded by a menacing man who calls himself the Mandarin (Kingsley). And the Mandarin's next target is Tony.

Intriguingly, the script keeps Tony out of the Iron Man suit for much of the film's running time, which makes his character feel much more grounded than ever before. It also makes the action set pieces even more spectacular, since they're not mere robot-vs-robot animated battles. So even if the dialog is peppered with technical gibberish, at least it has a personal dimension. Which not only deepens Tony and Pepper as characters, but makes the surrounding people more interesting. These include Tony's old pal (Cheadle), two self-healing goons (Dale and Szostak) and a pre-teen (Simpkins) who helps Tony. And with his constantly surprising character, Kingsley very nearly steals the show.

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Shane Black - 'Iron Man 3' Los Angeles premiere held at the El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 24th April 2013

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Picture - Shane Black - Iron Man... Los Angeles California United States, Wednesday 24th April 2013

Shane Black - Iron Man 3 Premiere After Party in Hollywood - Los Angeles, California , United States - Wednesday 24th April 2013

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Robert Downey Jr, Rebecca Hall, Stanley Tucci Among Guests At 'Iron Man 3' Premiere [Pictures]


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Robert Downey Jr, Rebecca Hall and Stanley Tucci were among the high profile attendees at the Iron Man 3 premiere in London on Thursday (April 18, 2013). After an initial postponement following the death of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the premiere went ahead and was a typically star-studded affair. Of course, most of the crowd had turned out to catch a glimpse of Downey Jr, the Hollywood star who reprises his role as Tony Stark for the third time in the latest movie. Speaking to Sky News at the premiere, the actor said he was unsure if he will play the role again. "Right now the future is uncertain, but I think it's very important that we end this first Marvel phase in a way that is definitive and has people asking questions," he said.

Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr Wearing His Signature Sneakers At The Iron Man 3 Premiere

Downey's contract is up with Marvel, though it would be unthinkable for the studio to let him go without a fight. His co-star Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, said he would do his best to persuade the actor to don the metallic suit again. "I'm going to threaten him that I'll let all his secrets out and then maybe we'll see if he can come back!" he joked.

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Shane Black - Iron Man 3 celebrities arriving at Sushi Samba for a private dinner - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 18th April 2013

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Iron Man 3 - Alternate Trailer


Tony Stark may have the woman of his dreams, the technological skills of a genius and the ability to save the world from the occasional threatening force, but he's starting to realise that he's not entirely invincible. Unable to sleep and distracted by feelings of guilt, he is forced to reassess his ability to defend himself and his people as his formidable adversary Mandarin threatens to dismantle his life piece by piece. As he watches his life's work burn before his eyes, he is left only with his inner strength and resourcefulness to have a chance at destroying Mandarin once and for all. For the first time, Stark is feeling very vulnerable as he struggles to come to terms with himself as just Tony Stark rather than the supposedly indestructible Iron Man.

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Iron Man 3 Trailer


Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued by nightmares and guilty feelings, he is forced to doubt himself and his ability to protect himself and the ones he loves against a new enemy; the formidably ruthless Mandarin. His doubts are only amplified when his world and his power source are brutally snatched from him and left to burn at the hands of his enemy and he is left with his own internal strengths and resourcefulness alone to find the perpetrator and end his reign of terror. Stark is finally made to confront himself and his superhero identity as Mandarin sets out to prove there are no real heroes in the world.

The third instalment of this Marvel adventure, 'Iron Man 3' is set to be the most hard-hitting of the movies so far with questions being raised less about Iron Man and more about the true Tony Stark and his deeper abilities. It has been directed by Shane Black (the writer of the 'Lethal Weapon' film series) who also co-wrote the comic action flick with Drew Pearce ('Lip Service', 'No Heroics'). It is set for a spectacular release in cinemas on April 26th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Simpkins, Spencer Garrett,

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Iron Man 3 Trailer


Tony Stark may be Iron Man, but he's feeling less than unbreakable these days. Plagued by nightmares and guilty feelings, he is forced to doubt himself and his ability to protect himself and the ones he loves against a new enemy; the formidably ruthless Mandarin. His doubts are only amplified when his world and his power source are brutally snatched from him and left to burn at the hands of his enemy and he is left with his own internal strengths and resourcefulness alone to find the perpetrator and end his reign of terror. Stark is finally made to confront himself and his superhero identity as Mandarin sets out to prove there are no real heroes in the world.

The third instalment of this Marvel adventure, 'Iron Man 3' is set to be the most hard-hitting of the movies so far with questions being raised less about Iron Man and more about the true Tony Stark and his deeper abilities. It has been directed by Shane Black (the writer of the 'Lethal Weapon' film series) who also co-wrote the comic action flick with Drew Pearce ('Lip Service', 'No Heroics'). It is set for a spectacular release in cinemas on April 26th 2013 in the UK.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Paul Bettany, William Sadler, Stan Lee, Yvonne Zima, Dale Dickey, Ashley Hamilton, Ty Simpkins & Spencer Garrett.

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