Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Roar Power
Jurassic World unleashed on iTunes
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

LFF 2015: The Lady In The Van
It's always the prime of Ms Maggie Smith
New Promo For The X-Files Revival
Are we truly alone?
Daredevil Season 2 Trailer Online
Say hello to The Punisher and Elektra
Leonardo DiCaprio Plans Volkswagen Scandal Movie
Exhuming the car manufacturer's body of lies
Charlize Theron To Star In The Gray Man
Taking over the action thriller from Brad Pitt
Seth Rogen Plans TV Series For The Boys
Another Garth Ennis comic gets the small-screen treatment
New Road House Gets A Director
Nick Cassavetes is in the frame
New International Poster For Daddy's Home
Ferrell Vs. Wahlberg Round Two - Ding Ding!
More Movie News

19 April 2015
Bill Pullman And Judd Hirsch Returning For Independence Day 2
Vivica A. Fox also joins the party
More Movie News

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Robocop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
White House Down (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
People Like Us (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Has New Writers
Alex Kurtzman & Bob Orci are taking over

24 April 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Deadline

submit to reddit

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Has New Writers

For years it has been the norm for blockbuster scripts to go through a variety of writers before they start shooting. Many, such as the upcoming Men In Black 3, are still being scribbled as production gets underway. So we’re not surprised to see Transformers / Star Trek duo Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci being hired to cook up the second draft of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel.

Sony is clearly intent on keeping the pedal to the metal on the follow-up, despite Marc Webb’s first effort still waiting to swing into cinemas (it arrives on July 4). Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt, who is credited on that movie’s script alongside the likes of Spider-regular Alvin Sargent and Harry Potter veteran Steve Kloves, wrote the first draft of the sequel, but is now busy polishing up White House Down for the studio, hence Kurtzman and Orci jumping aboard.

The pair is likely to be a divisive choice: while they certainly have their fans, the scripts for such movies as Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen and Cowboys & Aliens haven’t been as well received. Some people enjoy their blockbuster writing - Star Trek was great, after all - but others are less convinced. Still, there’s no denying they have big film experience.

You can put Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach squarely into the "fan" category: “Alex and Bob 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,” he says. The sequel is currently scheduled for May 2, 2014.

Kurtzman and Orci's work will next be seen in Kurtzman’s directing debut People Like Us and next year’s Star Trek sequel, which they co-wrote with Damon Lindelof. They’ve also been producing a lot lately, including magician heist thriller Now You See Me and sci-fi book adaptation Ender’s Game.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Pixar Celebrating Dia De Los Muertos
Lee Unkrich's new film will be spooky
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

I thought Dark of the Moon was just a ILM effects reel without direction or a script at all to be honest. More

Posted by rich at 00:39 on 25 April 2012 | Report This Post

RE: I'm impressed....
You might want to avoid Dark of the Moon. Makes zero. Fucking. Sense. L: rich ... I didn't know Revenge of the Fallen had any writers. More

Posted by wattsvilleblues at 23:30 on 24 April 2012 | Report This Post

The 666 Greatest Horror Movie Characters
Be afraid, be very afraid...

14 Things You Didn't Know About Mad Max: Fury Road
George Miller unveils the secrets of his apocalyptic wasteland

A-List Directors, interviewed by Sam Mendes
Nolan, Spielberg, Fincher, Whedon and more…

Stephen Frears On The Program
'To me, this was a crime story'

Empire's Best Horror Films For Halloween
An unlucky thirteen triple-bills

Emily Blunt Talks Sicario
On the five-star thriller, puke acting and taking Tom Cruise to The Box

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)