Screenwriter Hired For Amazing Spider-Man 2
Posted 03.25.11 by Ryan
Production is still ongoing for The Amazing Spider-Man, and Columbia has already hired a screenwriter to pen a sequel.
THR reports James Vanderbilt, who wrote the first draft of The Amazing Spider-Man, was given "the thumbs up" to write a draft after outlining his take on the sequel to the studio and the movie's producers. Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the Spider-Man 4 script for director Sam Raimi and was retained for the Amazing Spider-Man reboot after Raimi left. As has been the custom for all of Vanderbilt's drafts, Alvin Sargent may eventually be brought in to rewrite.
The Amazing Spider-Man will finish its Los Angeles production by mid-April. Directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer), the movie stars Andrew Garfield in the title role, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans as Dr. Curt Connors, a.k.a. the Lizard (according to cast member C. Thomas Howell), Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, Denis Leary as Captain George Stacy, and Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson. The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 2-D and 3-D on July 3, 2012.