Remember how everyone blamed the writing in Spider-Man? Well, they trying someone new to try and spice up the upcoming film. They’ve hired Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, to write the Spider-Man 4 screenplay for Columbia.
Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire are back as director and star. Kirsten Dunst is also expected to return for the latest movie.
This isn’t the first time Columbia has made such a movie with the Spider-Man series. Alvin Sargent (1973′s “Paper Moon” and 1980′s “Ordinary People”) worked as writer on the second and third Spider-Man. Michael Chabon, another Pulitzer winner, also worked on Spider-Man 2. James Vanderbilt previously wrote a draft of Spider-Man 4 but they decided to do with Lindsay-Abaire instead.
Although they’re keeping quiet on the details, Lindsay-Abaire is known for his character development, something the Spider-Man series needs help with after the third film. He is currently also adapting his Pulitzer Prize winning play, “Rabbit” for 20th Century Fox and Nicole Kidman.
Looks like he’s working for the big screen now!