‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Moving Forward; Find Out Who’s Writing the Script
Sony Pictures has to be happy with 'The Amazing Spider-Man' because they're already moving ahead with a sequel and have just hired Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci ('Star Trek', 'Cowboys & Aliens') to co-write the sequel.
Deadline reports there's currently no word as to whether or not Marc Webb will be returning to the director's seat, but since they're already moving forward with the sequel a couple of months before the release of the upcoming reboot, the outlook looks good.
They'll be essentially polishing the first draft of the script written by James Vanderbilt. Sony wants to go ahead and get this project off the ground as soon as possible since they have 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel scheduled to begin filming during the first half of 2013.
At the same time, this probably isn't the best news for fans of the 'Spider-Man' franchise. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are big names when it comes to established properties like 'Star Trek' and 'Mission: Impossible III,' but the last couple of years haven't been too kind for them. They wrote the critically panned 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' and last year's monstrous box office failure 'Cowboys & Aliens.'
Does that mean 'The Amazing Spider-Man' sequel is in the right hands? That remains to be seen. Although luck wasn't on their side with 'Cowboys & Aliens,' most of the movies they're a part of tend to thrive at the box office. At the same time, not all of those mega hit movies were of the greatest quality. We'll just have to wait and see what the two will be able to deliver on paper.
'The Amazing Spider-Man,' directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, will be out in theaters everywhere on July 3rd.