Duo bugs out as Chabon drops in
The last time Michael Chabon took on comicbooks, with his novel “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,” he won the Pulitzer Prize. Now he’s signed on to rewrite “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the sequel to Columbia Pictures’ B.O. smash.
However, Chabon now stands as the fourth top-flight (and top-dollar) writer who’s come on board the project.
First up were Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the duo behind “Shanghai Noon,” whom Sony announced in April as their scribes of choice for getting the sequel to a January start date and a May 7, 2004 release.
Then in June, David Koepp, credited with writing the original pic, returned to the fold after coming up with an idea embraced by studio brass.
However, at the time Col chairman Amy Pascal said Koepp wouldn’t replace Gough and Millar; instead, those scribes would run with Koepp’s first draft.
Now, neither Koepp nor Gough and Millar are on the pic. Chabon is currently the sole writer of “The Amazing Spider-Man.”