Alvin Sargent Hired to Polish the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Script!

Sony is bringing back the ‘Spider-Man 2’ writer to polish Jamie Vanderbilt's draft.
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Alvin Sargent Hired to Polish the ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Script!

Alvin Sarget polishing the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot script We reported a few weeks ago that Columbia Pictures president Matt Tolmach said that the webbed wonder needed to get back to great storytelling and now they've brought in one of their previous screenwriters for the new film. Heat Vision Blog is reporting that Columbia has brought on Spider-Man 2 screenwriter Alvin Sargent for some work on the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot's script.

It was said that Sargent is doing a "production polish" on the original script written by James Vanderbilt as the studio is rapidly getting ready to start shooting later this year, despite the fact that casting hasn't started yet. It was also said that Sargent did uncredited script work on the first Spider-Man along with co-writing Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3.

We'll be sure to keep you posted with any further details on the Untitled Spider-Man Reboot as soon as more information becomes available.

The Amazing Spider-Man was released July 3rd, 2012.

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  • marcusx • 5 years ago

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    • anacin • 5 years ago

      Wow. There's a lot of condescending, defending, and dreading going on here. Let's just hope it doesn't end up sucking.

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      • instead8909 • 5 years ago

        I didn't realize it was you, oh well we all have our own opinions. Hate and dislike are two different things, I dislike the idea of it being rebooted but what ever the out come on this film might be either good or bad, I guess we have to wait and see.

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        • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

          Thanks for correcting him bloodlessdj. I was just about to type an "*sshole remark."

          The old saying is "act your age, not your shoe size." I think the same should go for internet posts. Just because you're typing doesn't mean you have to get lazy. If you want people to take your comments seriously, which you should if you're posting them for the world to see, at least take the time to make sure you don't sound like a complete fool.

          You say you're out of college...I bet half the people I targeted in my post are out of college and yet they sound like 5 year olds. That doesn't mean sh*t because I look at those comments and think "how the f*ck did these people ever get through high school let alone college?" I'm 17 and a junior in high school. You're out of college and make a lot of money. But none of that matters over the internet. All that matters is what you post because that's all anyone knows about you or cares to know about you. I bet if someone looked at my posts and then yours they'd think I was the one out of college, so as I said, it doesn't f*cking matter.

          You can call that "being an *sshole" if you want.

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          • bloodlessdj • 5 years ago

            oh, and Todd89, he didnt say he hated the idea of Ultimate Spider-Man, i did. He was just qouting me. :) . thought i'd let u know before he decides to come back with some ass-whole insult on you.

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            • bloodlessdj • 5 years ago

              I agree with Todd89. (insert username here), you do come off a little harsh and defensive. I am definatly willing to give this a chance, and i really do hope it is amazing, but i just loved the other ones soo much that it pisses me off that they're rebooting intsted of continuing. And there is no need to be duche, i hate when people act tough online. Cut that sh*t out. I have said nothing to you, i have only stated my opinion on a Spider-Man reboot. And it partially is Stan Lee's fault. I admire the man for everything he has done, but i don't agree with his desicion to sell out to Diseny. so read my comments more thoroughly before trying to pick them apart and start fight.

              `p.s. calling me uneducated is frigging hillarious, i'm out of college and make more in a month than you probably make in a year.

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              • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                First off you state you hate the idea of Ultimate Spider-man. then you change your mind being that gritter maybe helpful, you ramble on about the original format and people are making blind judgments.

                You put down: Also, you're blaming Stan Lee? Really? He's half the reason we are even able to have this discussion to begin with, so f*ck you, sir. You people call yourselves "fans" when you don't know jack sh*t.

                That's a little harsh. In the second comment you come off a bit harsher than before.

                But most of you type like you're f*cking retarded chimps which gives the impression that you have no clue what you're talking about. Then once your atrocious grammar has finally been deciphered, it's obvious you have no f*cking idea what you're talking about. You all come off as hasty, irrational, "thinkers" instead of true comic fans.

                hello, your talking to people who are less intelligent or don't give a rats behind of what you think.

                Your right about part 2 being the better out of all three, but these are just films. I defend the directors and actors because I know what's it like to have people talk trash to them or about them.

                Three weeks ago I was talking to an old school friend and he told me what he read on the internet about his acting. He was upset that people thought of him being a bad actor, it unnerved him and he was thinking of leaving the industry. All I said to him was, every actor goes through the same thing so your not alone on that.

                Anyway you have to realize not everyone knows how to spell or form a proper thought, hence the swear words and the horrid grammar we see each and every day.

                My whole point is you are against it and your defending it at the same time, I gave up by bad mouthing it. Our opinions mean little to people who don't read these comments, Raimi and a lot more directors don't read the comments since we know very little about the industry.

                I've been studying the industry and how everything works since the age of 12, I may not be apart of it right now but one day I will.

                Having an opinion is one thing, contradicting your self is another.

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                • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                  What do you mean I'm not giving it a chance? Every comment I've made on this thread has been defending the film in some way.

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                  • instead8909 • 5 years ago

                    I enjoyed the old films, I'm sure I'll enjoy this once it comes out.

                    I'm not too set to think it'll be bad. As long it has a great cast and a solid story line, I'll be happy.

                    Most or some of us are too set in their ways of what we want to see.

                    One it's the directors and the people that make these films, and yet we as fans have no idea of what is truly going on.

                    I on the other hand, understand the pressures of what any project falls under. It's not just the director nor the crew that have a lot of heat. Its us, its how we state it won't be good, it'll be the end of Spiderman or anything else.

                    they make a fun film to watch and we complain, well our standards are too high and I understand that but let me remind you that Raimi was being pushed around by the studio. the pressure of getting any film out on the market only to get more than enough garbage from us.

                    Some studios get involved and push the director for what they want and what they and us forget is that you can't tell an artist to paint or to write. Dead lines are set, writing a script isn't easy. Hell I'm writing four scripts my self and at the moment I don't have the pressure of what a director gets.

                    (Insert username here) your little statement about fans is quite true. They have vested their time and love the characters the moment they started reading them, but let me remind you one thing, I may be a little closed minded at times and right now you are. Your not giving it a chance to prove it self, wait until its out, as far as any of us are concerned it might even be better than we think.

                    It's like judging a book by its cover and not reading it since it looks awful, that person makes a snap judgment that its bad and they refuse to read it. Just give it a chance, If I'm willing to see the end result and so should any of us.

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                    • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                      I mean, I can see where CBF is coming from. No one can deny his love for the character. But most of you type like you're f*cking retarded chimps which gives the impression that you have no clue what you're talking about. Then once your atrocious grammar has finally been deciphered, it's obvious you have no f*cking idea what you're talking about. You all come off as hasty, irrational, "thinkers" instead of true comic fans.

                      When you think about it, the only great movie out of the Spider-Man trilogy was part 2. Part 1 was fun, but pretty cheesy, and part 3 was just bad. If they continued the series, and part 4 redeemed Sam after part 3, that would have been dandy. But can we please for the love of the character at least give this a chance?

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                      • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                        "I especially hate the idea of basing it off of Ultimate Spider-man. They're gonna aim this at little kids and ruin it for everyone."

                        Just because Peter is in high school doesn't mean it'll be "kid friendly." Making it like the Fantastic Four flicks is the last thing this needs. It's been stated that this will be "grittier," which is a good sign. Back in its prime, the Ultimate line was pretty mature.

                        Everyone always complains that Raimi's Spider-Man was too much like a cry baby and that he didn't make sarcastic jokes while fighting...that's what Ultimate Spider-Man does, but as soon as it's reported that it's being based on USM, the sh*t hits the fan. You can't please anyone nowadays. Just wait for more information...the story, the characters, the cast...before you make blind judgments. USM is a great starting point for a reboot if they want to take this in a new direction.

                        Also, you're blaming Stan Lee? Really? He's half the reason we are even able to have this discussion to begin with, so f*ck you, sir. You people call yourselves "fans" when you don't know jack sh*t.

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                        • saints18 • 5 years ago

                          I agree that this franchise should not be rebooted. I will not go see another origin movie for Spider-Man. Been there done that. I was reluctant to even go see the Hulk one. If they tie this in with the Avengers maybe I will go see but I dont think that will be the case. We'll see category!

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                          • bloodlessdj • 5 years ago

                            this is gonna be stupid. i loved the Spider-man trilgoy, it was nearly perfect. There is no need to reboot it at all. I was really wating for Spider-man 4, Toby made this character on the big screen, no one will fill his shoes. I especially hate the idea of basing it off of Ultimate Spider-man. They're gonna aim this at little kids and ruin it for everyone. I blame Diseny and Stan Lee for selling out, he's gonna die soon and he's rich any way, why the hell dis he need another 6 billion dollars!!!!

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                            • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                              "the studio is rapidly getting ready to start shooting later this year, despite the fact that casting hasn't started yet."

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                              • narrator • 5 years ago

                                @Anacin, @fanboy. To quote the latter: "now they want to film before the end of the year, looks like they could f*ck this up again."

                                That's isn't really rushing at all. That gives them, from the start of the reboot announcement, nearly a year for green lighting and pre-production. Not too bad for a film that's already got a script. So yeah, I don't think it's rushing at all given the circ*mstances. This is going to be a more realistic, modern, and personal approach to Spidey than the previous adaption, not to mention have a somewhat low budget (no long epic fight scenes for now). Therefore I don't think a much longer time frame is needed for pre-pro.

                                Btw, no where does it even state they want to start filming by the end of the year. So where you pulled that out of, beats me.

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                                • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                  So people can't have the same opinion as you?

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                                  • anacin • 5 years ago

                                    Thanks for saying essentially what I just stated, fanboy.

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                                    • fanboy • 5 years ago

                                      why are they rushing this movie. they just announced that they were going to reboot the franchise just a couple months ago. now they want to film before the end of the year, looks like they could f*ck this up again.....the second time around.

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                                      • anacin • 5 years ago

                                        WHOA! They wrote a beta-script already!??? This seems rushed! I swear to God, if they f*ck this up a second time around, I am going to be so pissed!

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                                        • insertusernamehere • 5 years ago

                                          btw, CBF...you must really be working hard on that Iron Man 2 review. It's gotta be 6 pages by now...can't wait to read it haha ;)

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