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02 August 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Gets New Writer

Though the news leaked before the event, the Marvel team still managed to create waves with their announcement at Comic-Con that one of the studio’s big new movies would be Guardians Of The Galaxy. The development process is continuing on the film, with Chris McCoy drafted in to rewrite the script.

McCoy is taking over from Marvel writing graduate Nicole Perlman, who wrote the initial draft bringing Drax The Destroyer (a human brought back from the dead to battle Thanos), Groot (a living tree creature), Star-Lord (a half-human / half-alien vigilante), Rocket Raccoon (a… racoon who likes to use heavy weaponry), Gamora (the last of her species who Thanos thought would work for him as an assassin, but who turned against him) and more to the big screen.

Though he hasn’t actually had a script produced yet, McCoy's work has cropped up no less than three times on the Black List of Hollywood’s favourite unproduced screenplays. Get Back appeared in 2007, Good Looking in 2009 and Good Kids in 2011.

Marvel wants the finished film in cinemas by August 2014.


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