We suppose this is either good news or bad news. It's good news if you're a monster fan of films like Star Trek, Transformers or Mission: Impossible III, but bad news if you dislike all things touched by the duo of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. According to Deadline, the two have just come onboard to rework the latest script for The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, roughly two months before The Amazing Spider-Man hits theaters. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft -- and he did some work on the script for the first installment -- but now it seems the studio is heading in a different direction, opting to bring on the boys responsible for at least two recent blockbuster franchises.
Word is they want to begin production early next year on The Amazing Spider-Man after feeling very confident in the first film, which finds Andrew Garfield replacing Tobey Maguire in a complete reboot of the franchise that just recently doled out three films under the direction of Sam Raimi. It's hard to guess at which direction Orci and Kurtzman will take the series (especially since we haven't seen the first one yet), but we imagine they're being brought in to add a bit more spectacle. After all, the sequel is always bigger than its predecessor, and when you want to make things bigger and louder and more explosive, you turn to guys like Orci and Kurtzman.
Speaking of, the guys released this statement: "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.”
They're excited, but are you?