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Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci will be rewriting the script for Amazing Spider-Man 2

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While we may still be a few months away from seeing whether or not Andrew Garfield is actually worthy of the red and blue pajamas, Sony are already making moves for Spider-Man’s movie future.

One such move was the hiring of James Vanderbilt back in March to provide a script for the sequel to the Marc Webb directed reboot. But it looks like his draft may not have been blockbustery enough as Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have now been tapped to produce a rewrite.

And trust me, these guys sure do know how bust some blocks.

Speaking to Deadline, the oft screenwriting partners had this to say:

“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.”

Now while the pair has certainly managed to produced some stellar work such as JJ Abram’s Star Trek,  Mission Impossible III and are the main writers behind hit TV sci-fi series Fringe, these are also the guys who introduced the world to robot fart jokes and Megan Fox’s supernatural make-up (screw you explosions, this blush ain’t going nowhere!) over in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Their hit and miss past, especially with their sometimes penchant for spectacle over character, has given me just the tiniest sliver of concern here.

With director Marc Webb’s decision to have Spider-Man’s origin serve as more of an over-arching plot, and with the new addition of Peter Parker’s parents to the story, it’s going to take some deft hands to have that tale (including all the necessary character work) not become tedious or forced.

Sony is currently looking at starting production in the first quarter of 2013, and I wouldn’t be surprised to have the script go through another draft before then.

Last Updated: April 25, 2012

2 Comments

  1. Justin Hess

    April 25, 2012 at 14:40

    To be honest, when I think about it, they write entertaining stuff, but it’s rarely anything that gets into the characters. Plotting, funny dialogue, they can do. 

    But it’s getting to the meat of their characters that I’ve always felt this pair lacking. And even if the appeal of Spiderman is spectacle, getting to grips with the characters is something essential to Spiderman. 

    Can’t  say I’m all that excited to see they’ve been brought on for a rewrite

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    • Kervyn Cloete

      April 25, 2012 at 15:46

      Yep, that’s my exact fear. Vanderbilt didn’t exactly have a spotless record either, but he did produce Zodiac and The Rundown

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