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Shane Black

Birthday: 
Saturday, December 16, 1961
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Birth Place: 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 
6'1"

Considered one of the pioneer screenwriters of the action genre, Black made his mark with his Lethal Weapon (1987) screenplay. He also collaborated on the story of the sequel, Lethal Weapon 2 (1989). Each successive script he turned in had a higher price attached it, from The Last Boy Scout (1991) to The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), and in between a re-write on the McTiernan/Schwarzenegger Last Action Hero (1993) script.

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Fox Rebooting 'Predator' With Shane Black

The ’80s action classic Predator is getting the reboot treatment from 20th Century Fox.... Read more
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Jon Favreau Returning to 'Iron Man 3'— As an Actor

Jon Favreau isn't directing Iron Man 3 but he'll still be present on the set.... Read more
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Will Shane Black Direct ‘Iron Man 3’?

Shane Black is in contention to direct Iron Man 3 for Marvel Studios.... Read more
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Shane Black Directing Doc Savage

Last October, we brought word that Shane Black had been hired by producing duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to write a script based on classic adventurer character Doc Savage.... Read more
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Mel Gibson in talks to join 'Cold Warrior'

Mel Gibson is in negotiations to reteam with his "Lethal Weapon" scribe Shane Black for Universal's spy thriller "Cold Warrior."... Read more
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