Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—the scriptwriting team has been responsible for some massive blockbusters, from the Transformers franchise (sigh) to the rebooted Star Trek and it’s upcoming sequel, along with creating the Fringe TV series (they also wrote The Island and The Legend of Zorro which, along with the Transformers franchise, we’re working to forgive them for). Now, they’ve been asked to re-work the script to a sequel for a film that hasn’t even been released yet—The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Though The Amazing Spider-Man isn’t set to hit theaters until July 3 of this summer, work has already begun on the sequel, which is set for a May 2, 2014 release. The first draft of the film has already been written by Amazing Spider-Man scribe James Vanderbilt, and now Kurtzman and Orci are being brought in by Sony to rework the piece.
According to Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach, the duo was brought in because they “have a unique ability to write great character and spectacular action that makes them pitch perfect for Spider-Man. They’ve been friends of ours for a long time and they have an exciting take on the franchise – we’re thrilled to have them join the Spider-Man family.”
Further, the duo themselves released a statement announcing how pleased they are at adding another jewel of awesome nerdity to their resumé :
“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.”
What do you think of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 News?