New Spidey 4 writer

SPIDER-MAN 4 seems to be heating up at Sony. The studio had previously hired James Vanderbilt (ZODIAC) to write the script for the fourth film but apparently didn't like what they read. After Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire signed to return it seems like Sony wanted to get a fresh take on a fourth Spidey film and have hired Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire to start fresh. Lindsay-Abaire won the Pulitzer in 2007 for his play "Rabbit Hole." While it may seem like an odd choice for a SPIDER-MAN film, he has previous film work including ROBOTS and INKHEART and is writing the musical adaptation of HIGH FIDELITY. Lindsay-Abaire would be the second Pulitzer Prize winner to work on a SPIDER-MAN script after Michael Chabon was hired to work on SPIDER-MAN 2 (though only about a third of Chabon's script made it into the film). Still no details on the plot of the film but sources say the plot will revolve around villain Will O' The Wisp (yeah I'm just kidding, I just like typing "Will O' The Wisp"...).

Extra Tidbit: Lindsay-Abaire is also working on the SHREK musical.
Source: THR



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