Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are to work on the screenplay for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it has been announced.
The pair, who are also producing and scripting a second installment of Star Trek with Damon Lindelof, are working from a first draft by James Vanderbilt.
Producer Avi Arad said: “It’s a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well. They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero, but a hero for all of us.”
Kurtzman and Orci said: “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.”
The first film, The Amazing Spider-Man, opens on July 3. Production on the second movie is tentatively scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2013.