Kurtzman and Orci Will Write Your Next Spider-Man

April 24, 2012

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Over the last few years, the inconsistent writing team of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have typed-out vivid description of explosions into a long, CGI chain-robot of blockbusters and lesser, would-be tentpoles. Since 2005, the two have shared credit on The Island, Mission: Impossible III, two Transformers films, the Star Trek reboot, and Cowboys & Aliens. They also wrote The Legend of Zorro, in which a horse smokes a pipe. Now they're going to try their hand at a Spider-Man movie.

While a draft of the Amazing Spider-Man sequel has already been written by James Vanderbilt, the Zodiac screenwriter who also wrote the upcoming reboot's first draft (which was then punched up by Harry Potter franchise writer Steve Cloves, Spider-Men 1-3 writer/octogenarian Alvin Sargeant, and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig), Kurtzman and Orci are now taking over the project. They're also coming on board as executive producers, bettering the chances that whatever uniquely-convoluted vision of Spider-Man they come up with will be the one that reaches screens. So, hopefully whatever they come up with will lean more towards their J.J. Abrams collaborations, less towards their Michael Bay work and the time they wrote "Zorro Banderas notices his horse is now comically puffing from an ornate pipe."

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