Monday, March 28, 2011

Sequels to the Spiderman reboot already in the works

So now we're getting sequels to superhero reboots. Don't act surprised -- you knew this was coming.

According to Heat Vision, Sony has hired James Vanderbilt to write the follow-up to the still-shooting The Amazing Spider-Man, which he also penned.

"Vanderbilt had a meeting with the Spider-Man filmmakers and studio execs yesterday outlining his take, getting a thumbs up, and will now begin writing," says the site. He worked on the Spider-Man 4 script before that project collapsed, at which point he segued into the reboot for Sony. "[Originally] he was chosen for his character-driven approach to the story rather than a focus on special effects and worked on an outline for a trio of films."

Though it was originally designed for Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 4 (and beyond), it would seem that trio has morphed into a reboot trilogy.

Vanderbilt has also penned Zodiac and The Losers, and recently did a polish on the Total Recall remake.

The Amazing Spider-Man is scheduled for a July 3, 2012 release. 

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