Shane Black will direct “The Destroyer”, based on the adventure book series of the same name, for Sony.
“The Destroyer is a two-fisted classic and deserves no less than the genius of Shane Black,” Columbia’s president of production Michael De Luca said in a statement via The Hollywood Reporter. “We couldn’t be more excited about his vision for this character.”
The ’70s-set book series fixes on police officer Remo Williams.
“Iron Man 3″ director Black has a busy year ahead of him; in addition to Warner’s “Nice Guys”, which will star Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, he’s also attached to Fox’s “Predator” reboot, and is directing and co-writing Sony’s “Doc Savage”.