‘Star Trek’ scribes Kurtzman and Orci will rewrite ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel.


Screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci already have an impressive resume that includes Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible III, and Deadline is reporting that they’re about to begin work on another major franchise, with Sony bringing the duo on board to rewrite the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man. The first draft was handled by James Vanderbilt, who wrote the upcoming franchise reboot, and Sony is hoping to put the film into production early next year.

In a brief statement, the duo had this to say:

“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 Amazing Spider-Man 2 is currently scheduled for release on May 2, 2014.