'Conan' Screenwriters Hired For 'Doctor Strange' Movie

Dr. StrangeThe Master of the Mystic Arts is making a play at becoming the Master of the Movie Theater.

Marvel Studios has hired "Conan" screenwriters Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to tackle the screenplay for "Doctor Strange," according to Deadline. In addition to Conan, Donnelly and Oppenheimer wrote a draft of "Cowboys & Aliens" before the final version was crafted by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. They've also written a live-action adaptation of "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" for Sony.

"Doctor Strange" tells the tale of Stephen Strange, a brilliant but overconfident surgeon who loses the all-important steadiness in his hands through a terrible car accident. After wandering the Earth during a period of self-reflection, he comes to the Himalayas and goes through a series of trials to become the Sorcerer Supreme, the world's most powerful magic user.

As Doctor Strange, he's armed with several mystical artifacts including the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto that become instrumental in his quest to combat the bad guys.

There's nothing strange about a "Doctor Strange" movie going into development, as Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed his intentions to pursue a "Strange" adaptation earlier this year.

Even Stan Lee has thrown his support behind a "Doctor Strange" film, previously telling MTV News: "I'd like to see 'Doctor Strange,' which they'll get to sooner or later because he's very different and I think they'll do a great job with him."

Of course, we've offered our own dream candidates to play the Sorcerer Supreme, but what do you think — who should play Doctor Strange? Are you excited by the prospect of a "Doctor Strange" film?

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