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Orci and Kurtzman to work on Spider-Man 2 screenplay

April 25th, 2012 by Marc Comments

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.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….