... there was The Shadow.
This is the first I've read about Sam Rami being involved in a movie
about The Shadow, Doc Savage and the Avenger.
A Mignola poster for this movie would be incredible.
I had heard the Darkman story previously.
Oh, and, worstpreviews is a nifty site.
"In addition to bringing "Spider-Man" to the big-screen, Sam Raimi is planning to also bring several pulp heroes from the 30s and 40s as well. Famous heroes from Street and Smith Publications, which was once the top pulp publisher, have a special connection to Raimi, whose earlier work illustrates just that. "The Shadow," which is one of the Steet and Smith characters, was a passion of Raimi, who attempted to direct the film with Coen brothers writing the screenplay. Obviously that never happened, and in the end, Alec Baldwin starred in the 1994 version, directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, The Real McCoy). As a result, Raimi went on to direct "Darkman."
The new film will bring together Doc Savage, The Shadow and the Avenger, possibly other (if not all) major characters by the publisher. Additional resource adds that Raimi is also directing the project, with a relatively unknown writer, Siavash Farahani, working on the screenplay.
In the past, the Doc Savage movie has been attempted, attracting the likes of Arnold Schwarzeneggar, James Cameron and Frank Darabont at various points. We might also get to see a Raimi version of "The Shadow," for which he is rumored to have found a writer."