‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Lands Writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman

The ‘Star Trek 2’ duo will rework the first draft by James Vanderbilt for this sequel, which is set to begin production in early 2013.

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will write The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will write The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Star Trek 2 screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman have signed a deal to write The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for Sony Pictures. The duo will rewrite the original draft by James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man, Total Recall). Here's what they both had to say about joining the sequel.

"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."

We reported back in August that Sony had set a May 2, 2014 release date for this sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man, which stars Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy. The scribes will also receive executive producer credits.

Production is tentatively scheduled to begin on the sequel in the first quarter of 2013.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released May 2nd, 2014 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Felicity Jones, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb.

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Comments (19)

  1. empath86

    the mask kinda looks like its made from a basketball.

    3 years agoby @empath86Flag

  2. justatadmatt

    Didn't these guys also write cowboys and aliens? but i'm willing to forget that if everyone else is...

    3 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  3. Dan

    Lets see how the reboot does before we get stars in our eyes.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  4. Joshua Hollaway

    Dammit there is that word again!

    3 years agoby @Joshua-HollawayFlag

  5. CBF

    I take it back. Orci & Kurtzman are hit-n-miss for me, some movies they wrote are great, as The Narrator pointed out. Others are not.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  6. CBF

    No! They are bad writers (IMO)! BTW that picture & costume looks cheezy as hell...

    @thedude1 Vanderbilt wrote treatments. They are scripting the first draft off his treatment.

    3 years agoby @comicbookfanFlag

  7. WongFu

    How about they make up their own Sci-fi film or fantasy. It's one thing to contribute to a franchise but it's another when you make you're own.

    3 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. TheDude1

    Is there a reason why they won't be using the James Vanderbit script? Don't see a reason for a rewrite unless the studio doesn't like the idea which I haven't heard anything about that.

    3 years agoby @thedude1Flag

  9. Daveactor7

    @narrator if they only outlined and supervised the script for Fallen, they still did a terrible job at letting Kruger get away with it. Nonetheless, I enjoy films from these guys, nothing too special from them yet, Star Trek was their toughest challenge and they pulled it off, but I want to see some great originality from them one day.

    3 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  10. the Narrator

    They wrote the first Transformers, Star Trek, MI:3 and other great hits. They only supervised and outlined Trans:Fallen. That was almost all Kruger, folks.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. Newtron

    Since they seem to be going darker with the franchise, I say take another stab at Venom, and this time to do it right.

    3 years agoby @newtronFlag

  12. ridgl

    i love how you can see his eyes in the mask

    3 years agoby @ridglFlag

  13. Cripple

    @Luxolll, lets pray to god it's the ones from Star Trek.

    3 years agoby @crippleFlag

  14. LuxoIII

    So will it be from the writers of Star Trek or the writers of Transformers?

    3 years agoby @brady1138Flag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ROFLitschristian You do realize I was talking about the reception, right?

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. ROFLitschristian

    @bawnian-dexeus Well @the-movieghost kind of has a point. There seems to be something about falling/rising that people love. Revenge of the Fallen, TDKR? I would title it "The Amazing Spider-Man That Has Fallen In The Previous Film And Will Rise In This Seuqel."

    3 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  17. the MovieGhost

    @bawnian-dexeus: Oh c'mon, "The Amazing Fallen Spider-Man"? Guaranteed seller! xD

    3 years agoby @the-movieghostFlag

  18. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Hey, no problem here, just don't pull a Fallen

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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