Kurtzman and Orci Hired to Pen the Sequel to THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN

Back in March, we told you about James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Losers) being hired to write the follow-up to director Marc Webb‘s forthcoming film, The Amazing Spider-Man. Shortly thereafter, Sony’s Columbia Pictures set a 2014 release date for the sequel.

Now, Deadline reports that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Untitled Star Trek Sequel, Fringe) have been hired by Sony Pictures to rewrite the script for the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Kurtzman and Orci said,

“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.”

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is slated to hit theaters on May 2nd, 2014, and The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Julianne Nicholson, Chris Zylka, C. Thomas Howell and Annie Parisse is slated to hit theaters on July 3rd, 2012.

Jason Moore
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