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Kurtzman/Orci tapped to rewrite the sequel to Amazing Spider-man

04.24.2012by:

With the reboot less than three months from theaters, Sony has been hard at work on the script for the sequel to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. The screenplay's first draft was penned by James Vanderbilt, who penned THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, and now Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are being brought in to do rewrites.

Kurtzman and Orci have been everywhere the past decade having been involved with the screenplays for the TRANSFORMERS films, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, STAR TREK, and COWBOYS & ALIENS along with creating the series FRINGE.

The duo had this to say about being brought in to rewrite the sequel: 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.

Rewrites and uncredited script polishing (which Kurtzman/Orci did for WATCHMEN) are commonplace in Hollywood.  Does this news bode poorly for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN?  I guess we will find out for ourselves come July 3rd.

Extra Tidbit: I am still not sold on the first person point of view web slinging in the trailers for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
Source: Deadline

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4:58PM on 04/24/2012
I love how they already have these movies all lined up to be written and filmed before the first even comes out. I know it won't but I want this to flop at the box office and not because it doesn't look or seem good (I hope it is) but because if this does well every super hero character will be rebooted faster than this one was....
I love how they already have these movies all lined up to be written and filmed before the first even comes out. I know it won't but I want this to flop at the box office and not because it doesn't look or seem good (I hope it is) but because if this does well every super hero character will be rebooted faster than this one was....
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5:55PM on 04/24/2012
I don't like the pov shots either, but hopefully they'll keep it to a mininum, but I doubt it because of the 3d aspact.
I don't like the pov shots either, but hopefully they'll keep it to a mininum, but I doubt it because of the 3d aspact.
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5:58PM on 04/24/2012
Will we get to see Spidey talk to a bellhop again?
Will we get to see Spidey talk to a bellhop again?
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7:09PM on 04/24/2012
I don't want this film to fail, but I don't want it to do well. I'm secretly hoping they bring back Tobey and Raimi for Spiderman 4 after this, kinda like how they brought back Connery for another Bond after Lazenby. I know it won't happen though.
I don't want this film to fail, but I don't want it to do well. I'm secretly hoping they bring back Tobey and Raimi for Spiderman 4 after this, kinda like how they brought back Connery for another Bond after Lazenby. I know it won't happen though.
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8:42PM on 04/24/2012

re: extra tidbit

after screening this film, i can confirm the first-person take in the trailer is virtually non-existent in the final cut and does not exactly stay within the tone of the rest of the film, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.
after screening this film, i can confirm the first-person take in the trailer is virtually non-existent in the final cut and does not exactly stay within the tone of the rest of the film, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.
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9:17PM on 04/24/2012

DAMN YOU FOX!!!

Release Spiderman from your greedy grip so he can be part of future Avengers movies. Give Marvel back their Characters you've ruined enough movies.
Release Spiderman from your greedy grip so he can be part of future Avengers movies. Give Marvel back their Characters you've ruined enough movies.
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9:53PM on 04/24/2012
I thought Sony owned the rights
I thought Sony owned the rights
9:56PM on 04/24/2012
Talk about jumping the gun... sheesh!
Talk about jumping the gun... sheesh!
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10:58PM on 04/24/2012

Booo...

Even aside from jumping the gun on a sequel, Kurtzman and Orci have been responsible for some of the worst scripts to come out of Hollywood in recent years, not least their Transformers movies.
Even aside from jumping the gun on a sequel, Kurtzman and Orci have been responsible for some of the worst scripts to come out of Hollywood in recent years, not least their Transformers movies.
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6:51PM on 04/25/2012
well now I am even more less interested in the new Spidey films, Kurtzman & Orci are very hit or miss. This movie somehow just leaves a bad taste in my mouth for some reason. I really believe it will end up becoming this summers Green Lantern.
well now I am even more less interested in the new Spidey films, Kurtzman & Orci are very hit or miss. This movie somehow just leaves a bad taste in my mouth for some reason. I really believe it will end up becoming this summers Green Lantern.
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