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

Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will write The Amazing Spider-Man 2Star 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.

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  • empath86 • 3 years ago

    the mask kinda looks like its made from a basketball.

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    • justatadmatt • 3 years ago

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

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      • dan1 • 3 years ago

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

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        • Joshua-Hollaway • 3 years ago

          Dammit there is that word again!

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          • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

            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.

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            • comicbookfan • 3 years ago

              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.

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              • instead8909 • 3 years ago

                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.

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                • thedude1 • 3 years ago

                  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.

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                  • daveactor7 • 3 years ago

                    @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.

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                    • narrator • 3 years ago

                      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.

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                      • newtron • 3 years ago

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

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                        • ridgl • 3 years ago

                          i love how you can see his eyes in the mask

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                          • cripple • 3 years ago

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

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                            • brady1138 • 3 years ago

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

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                              • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

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

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                                • ROFLitschristian • 3 years ago

                                  @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."

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                                  • the-movieghost • 3 years ago

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

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                                    • bawnian-dexeus • 3 years ago

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

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