How filmmakers plan to reboot The Shadow so it's not lame

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

Producer Michael Uslan told that his proposed movie reboot of The Shadow will bring the mythology back to its roots in comics and radio.

"I think the one thing going in is we all see the Shadow as more of a force of nature than a specific person in a secret identity," Uslan told MTV. "The Shadow may actually be many people."

That will differ from the 1994 movie, which starred Alec Baldwin as Lamont Cranston, who becomes the crime-fighting Shadow.

This time around, Uslan is partnered with Sam Raimi. "We've gone back to the pulp roots, the comic-book roots, of The Shadow, with a dash of the radio roots," Uslan said. "But we've deeply ensconced ourselves in the world of pulps and comics."

Uslan added: "Sam [Raimi] and Josh Donen are my partners, and we have it set up [at] Sony, and a wonderful writer named Siavash Farahani, who has worked for me before, is writing the screenplay. It's coming along great; we're very excited about it. You know, it takes time to nurture these things. You probably know all the stories. The first Batman film took me 10 years to get made."