Sony has trusted writer Alvin Sargent to help write two of the last three Spider-Man films (and he did some uncredited tinkering with Sam Raimi’s first Spider-effort), so it’s not shocking to learn from the Heat Vision Blog that he’s been brought aboard to shine up the reboot.
While the studio had Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt do the lion’s share of the work on the new film to date (he’s written both a draft of Spider-Man 4 before it was scrapped and the current version of the new film), Sargent is now performing the “production polish”, getting it ready to shoot later in the year.
(500) Days Of Summer's Marc Webb is behind the camera for the movie, which will find Peter Parker back in high school dealing with teenage issues, geeky outsider status and learning once more that with great power comes great responsibility.
No casting has yet been announced, though Sony has been searching high and low among the current crop of teen/twenty something Peter Parker, with more than one false start announced already. We’re just going to have to wait for this one.