'Conan the Barbarian' scribes, Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, have written the screenplay and the studio is currently shortlisting some filmmakers to direct the project.
Marvel Studios is moving faster to materialize another superhero film project, "Dr. Strange". Back in June 2010, the studio has already tapped screenwriter duo, who also pen the script for "Conan the Barbarian", Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. According to Twitch, the draft for "Dr. Strange" is already done and the duo has submitted their script back to the studio.
Marvel is seemingly serious in continuing the development of this project. The studio has drafted a short list of filmmakers to direct the movie and is seeking for someone to "oversee continued development". It could be a sign that the studio is committed to this project and looking for a 2013 release. While it's still in development, it is possible that the studio hires new scribes and renews the script.
"Dr. Strange" tells the story of a selfish New York surgeon, who gets injured in a car accident. After a stint as a wandering derelict, he found his way to a healer in the Himalayas, where he learned to tap into psychic powers to battle evil wizards and other wrongdoers. His mind is his weapon. The character itself was first created in 1963.