James Vanderbilt

Sony Picks Up ‘White House Down’ and ‘The Royal Honours Society’

Sony Pictures is planning on developing action drama's White House Down and The Royal Honours Society. Both were picked up after a Heated bidding war between the studio and Paramount.

White House Down comes from The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt and is an action drama that combines Die Hard and Air Force One. The writer is also producing with Mythology Entertainment's Bradley Fischer and Laeta Kalogridis. Sony bought the script for $3 million.

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‘Red Riding’ Gets Writer James Vanderbilt

James Vanderbilt, screenwriter behind Zodiac and the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man, has been hired to pen Red Riding for director Ridley Scott.

James Vanderbilt will be working from the four part book series by author David Peace, which follow a series of murders that took place in London between 1974 and 1983. The books were turned into a trio of British TV movies, which were released theatrically in the states in 2010: Red Riding: 1974, Red Riding: 1980, and Red Riding: 1983.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ Gets Writer James Vanderbilt

Sony Pictures must like what they've been seeing from The Amazing Spider-Man set, where the film is still shooting in Los Angeles. Because the studio has hired original The Amazing Spider-Man writer James Vanderbilt to pen the impending sequel.

James Vanderbilt wrote the original draft of The Amazing Spider-Man when Sony decided to scrap Spider-man 4 and reboot the series from scratch. He was working on Spider-Man 4 at the time this decision happened.

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Will Not Feature Mary Jane Watson

The Wrap is reporting that, contrary to previous reports, the Mary Jane Watson character will not appear in Marc Webb's Untitled Spider-Man Reboot.

Last month we reported that actress Emma Stone was playing Mary Jane Watson, then a few days later it was revealed that Emma Stone was actually playing Gwen Stacy. There was speculation that both Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy would appear in the remake, although now it seems James Vanderbilt's screenplay never included the Mary Jane Watson character at all. There was apparently talk of bringing Mary Jane into the project, although they ended up sticking with Gwen Stacy as the lead female character.

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