It was pretty much a given that Kiss Kiss Bang Bang helmer Shane Black would have some heat coming off of directing the $1.5 billion-grossing Iron Man 3, but the guy is amassing a seriously stacked docket of upcoming projects. The latest one to be added is an adaptation of the long-running Warren Murphy book series The Destroyer. Sony Pictures announced today that Black will direct a feature film adaptation of the adventure series, with Fight Club scribe Jim Uhls penning the screenplay alongside James Mullaney. The story follows Newark cop Remo Williams, who is framed, sentenced to death, executed, and then resurrected in order to serve as the enforcement arm for a top-secret division of the US government called CURE. The Dark Knight and Man of Steel producer Charles Roven will produce.
Hit the jump for more on The Destroyer movie and Black’s current slate of upcoming projects.