‘Amazing Spider-Man’ sequel gets writers

Sony Pictures taps Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci

Sony Pictures has tapped Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to work on the screenplay for “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which they will also exec produce. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the script.

“The Amazing Spider-Man” is set to open on July 3, while its sequel is skedded for May 2, 2014. Production on the sequel is tentatively skedded to start in the first quarter of 2013.

“Alex and Bob have a unique ability to write great characters and spectacular action that makes them pitch perfect for ‘Spider-Man,’ ” said producer Matt Tolmach. “They have an exciting take on the franchise.”

“It’s a thrill to have Alex and Bob put their stamp on this franchise that we all love so well,” said producer Avi Arad. “They have an innate understanding of what makes Peter Parker not just a superhero but a hero for all of us.”

Kurtzman and Orci said in a joint 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.”

DreamWorks is set to release Kurtzman’s directorial debut, “People Like Us,” in June. CAA reps both scribes.

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