They’ve written a number of high-profile Hollywood blockbusters, but the duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have yet to venture into superhero territory. This has now changed, as Deadline reports the people behind Transformers, Star Trek and Cowboys & Aliens have signed with Sony to rewrite the script for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel.
This comes after a little tidbit yesterday that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig had a hand in Marc Webb‘s first Spidey film, set for a release this summer. That film was written by Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves and James Vanderbilt, the latter of whom was recently tasked to script this sequel. But Orci and Kurtzman have been brought on to likely give it the blockbuster polish they’re known for. Check out producer Matt Tolmach‘s quote below.
“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.”
The Amazing Spider-Man, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Denis Leary opens everywhere on July 3, 2012, right after Kurtzma’s directorial debut People Like Us lands. The sequel is expected to begin production early next year for a May 2nd, 2014 release.
What do you think about this duo writing a Spidey sequel?
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