'Star Trek' Scribes Hired to Rewrite 'The Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
April 24, 2012
This news should draw quite the divisive line in the sand for fanboys out there, so let's see what happens. Though we're still a couple months away from the release of The Amazing Spider-Man from director Marc Webb, Sony Pictures is already eager to start development on the inevitable sequel. An official press release from the studio has revealed that J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot scribes and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have been hired to rewrite a sequel to the summer release, which already has a release date set for May 2nd, 2014, and they will also serve as executive producers on the film also.
The writing duo had this to say about their new gig:
"We grew up as huge Spider-Man fans so, to us, the opportunity to work on this film is akin to being handed the Holy Grail. We love the direction Sony and the filmmakers are taking the Peter Parker/Spider-Man mythology and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of this legendary franchise."
It sounds like they might have the same passion as our new Peter Parker, actor Andrew Garfield, but that's not all it takes. The writing team has delivered success with Star Trek, the first Transformers on some level and Mission: Impossible III, but they also had duds in the form of Cowboys & Aliens and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. James Vanderbilt (who was working on Spider-M4n for Sam Raimi) scripted the first draft of The Amazing Spider-Man (as well as this sequel) with rewrites from Harry Potter scribe Steve Kloves and Spider-Man sequel writer Alvin Sargent, so hopefully Kurtzman and Orci can pick up seamlessly where they left off and continue to make this a great new launch for everyone's favorite wallcrawler.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
It seems every studio is clamoring for the Orci/Kurtzman writing duo...these two can write and everyone has a hit for miss record...color me interested.
Xerxexx on Apr 24, 2012
I'm in such a good mood right now - Chelsea won against Barcelona!!! - that this sounds like music to my ears. In fact, let them write another couple of amazing sequels. Honestly? Yeah, why not? Good news. But lets see how The Amazing Spider-Man fares first.
Isildur_of_Numenor on Apr 24, 2012
Brother, same old nonsense. Nothing Original.....Make a new Superhero. One who can leap under tall buildings with a single bounce or some other story.
Compduck on Apr 24, 2012
This is in the assumption we'll like the new movie...
Jack le Critic on Apr 24, 2012
Cant we wait until this turd flushes before we fill the bowl back up?
Jimmy Love on Apr 24, 2012
Personally, I think the Orci/Kurtzman combo suits the, "Star Trek", universe just fine and should just stay there! It would be awesome for Sony to pursue the actual comic writers who "live and breathe" this universe to deliver an epic and unforgettable sequel!
Blue Silver on Apr 24, 2012
If they cut down on the cheesy jokes it might be ok......
234929 on Apr 24, 2012
The real question who will produce HAWAII FIVE-0? Its a guilty pleasure for me.
DAVIDPD on Apr 24, 2012
I'm still not real clear on the need for a new spiderman movie that looks exactly like the original spiderman movie.
averii on Apr 24, 2012
Those two guys are over rated. Don't care what they do with Spidey. It needs to go back to Marvel.
Christopher Batty on Apr 25, 2012
In the sequel, please bring on The Vulture...or sense they're already remake the spiderman series, then remake Venom, being the other movie did a HORRIBLE example of Venom. Better yet, since Venom has been done already, bring on Carnage!!
JBrotsis on Apr 25, 2012
They are two of the worst writers in Hollywood at the moment. And don't tell me their movies make millions; it's not the writing that sells those blockbuster turkeys.
Max Renn on Apr 25, 2012
Okay so obviously Sony doesn't like who wrote this one that hasn't even come out yet? Very confusing to me
Adam Lubicz on Apr 26, 2012
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