Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci Tapped to Rewrite THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Sequel

     April 24, 2012


It’s commonplace nowadays for studios to get a jump on the sequel to big budget properties before the first film hits theaters, and Sony got a very good head start on the follow-up to The Amazing Spider-Man by setting James Vanderbilt to pen the sequel back in March of last year.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is already dated for May of 2014, and now it appears that the studio would like another pass on the script.  So who do you get to pen a high priority, big-budget summer movie?  Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, of course.  Hit the jump for more.

amazing-spider-man-2-sequel-Alex-Kurtzman-Roberto-OrciPer Deadline, the screenwriting team of Kurtzman and Orci have been hired to rewrite Vanderbilt’s script for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man.  Vanderbilt, whose past credits include Zodiac and The Rundown, was an inspired choice to pen the Marc Webb-helmed reboot, but I can’t really say the same for Kurtzman and Orci.  Their credits include Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and they also penned Cowboys & Aliens and J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek.

They’re by no means terrible screenwriters, but given the pick of Vanderbilt I was hoping Sony would go for another interesting choice if they wanted another pass on The Amazing Spider-Man 2Gary Ross penned the script for The Hunger Games and Lionsgate just tapped Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind scribe Charlie Kaufman to adapt a young adult series (seriously), proving that it’s possible to get someone known more for character work than action sequences to write a successful, “blockbuster” screenplay.  The Kurtzman and Orci-penned drama People Like Us opens this summer, so maybe we’ll be pleasantly surprised by their ability to tackle intimate character drama.

Nevertheless, The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t even out yet so it’s still early days.  It’s possible that another screenwriter might be brought on to do yet another pass.  In the meantime, Spidey’s in the hands of Kurtzman and Orci.


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