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Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have been tapped to take on another sequel, this time for Marvel’s Spider-Man franchise. The trades are reporting that the pair have been tapped to write a new draft for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which hasn’t even opened yet.
Orci and Kurtzman’s Spidey sense is tingling
Star Trek, Zorro, Mission: Impossible and Transformer writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman are going to be adding another franchise to their resumes — Spider-man. According to The Wrap and other industry trades, the pair have been tapped to write the script for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield, which opens on 4th of July weekend this summer.
The pair are quoted by the Wrap:
"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,” Kurtzman and Orci said. “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."
James Vanderbilt (who co-wrote The Amazing Spider-man) has already completed a first draft of the script, but he is already at work on another film for Sony (White House Down), which The Hollywood Reporter says is a high priority for the studio, hence the need to bring in Bob and Alex.
Spider-man joins a number of other TV and film projects Kurtzman and Orci have in various stages of development, including the Star Trek sequel, Ender’s Game, and Kurtzman’s directorial debut People Like Us, which opens June 29 (one day before The Amazing Spider-man).
Here is the trailer for the film coming out this summer.