Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman will write <em>The Amazing Spider-Man 2</em>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.