Sony Pictures has hired Star Trek screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to re-write the script for the sequel to director Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. The first draft of the script was completed by James Vanderbilt.
Kurtzman and Orci are the same writing team that also brought us the Transformers movies as well as Mission: Impossible III. They obviously have experience writing big event sized movies, Transformers wasn't their best work, but I think they'll be a good fit for Spider-Man. They'll also receive executive producer credits on the sequel.
I'm very excited about the new Spider-Man film coming out on July 3rd. It looks pretty damn awesome, and as far as we know right now, this version of Spidy has been planned out as a trilogy. Sony Pictures is looking to start production on this sequel the first quarter of 2013.
Producer Matt Tolmach had this to say in a statement,
Alex and Bob have a unique ability to write great character and spectacular action that makes them pitch perfect for Spider-Man. They’ve been friends of ours for a long time and they have an exciting take on the franchise – we’re thrilled to have them join the Spider-Man family.
Kurtzman and Orci also made a statement saying,
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.
Do you think these two guys will deliver a Spider-Man script we'll all enjoy?