‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ gets ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ writing team
Last summer Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci saw their adaptation of “Cowboys and Aliens” land on the big screen and now the “Star Trek” writers will try their hand at Marvel’s superhero Spider-Man.
Deadline reports that Orci and Kurtzman have been hired by Sony Pictures to rework the draft by James Vanderbilt for the sequel to Marc Webb’s film.
“Amazing Spider-Man” resets the Spidey series, revisiting Spider-Man’s origins, includes greater impacts from the death of Peter Parker’s parents and a new love interest, Gwen Stacy. While the film hasn’t even been released yet, the script for the sequel was commissioned back in Spring of 2011.
The writing duo made an official statement, reported this morning by Coming Soon.
“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.”
Marvel Executive Ari Avad welcomed the writers to the Spider-Man franchise.
“It’s a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well. They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us.”
“The Amazing Spider-Man” arrives in theaters July 3, 2012 and the sequel will be begin filming sometime in the first quarter of 2013.