I love Hollywood headlines. Everyone talking about this is focused on the name The Destroyer… which is a good name… but the fact that there was a Destroyer movie in 1985 called Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins with Fred Ward, Wilford Brimley and Joel Grey technically makes this a reboot. Even the coverage on Latino Review neglects to mention it.
But the new is, Sony has grabbed the Destroyer (Remo Williams) character from a series of novels created by Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir. The story is about a Newark, NJ. cop who is framed, sentenced to death and resurrected following a botched execution to serve as the enforcement arm of a secret government agency called CURE.
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Iron Man 3) is set to direct with Jim Uhls (Fight Club) and James Mullaney writing the screenplay. Mullaney co-authored and became the sole writer of the Destroyer until the series ended in 2008.
How this will effect the Doc Savage movie that Black is attached to co-write and direct is not known at this time.