‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Eyes ‘Vacation’ Duo to Write

'Vacation' Directors in Talks to Write

“Vacation” co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the “Spider-Man” reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

The duo had been on the short list of directors for the project, but “Cop Car” helmer Jon Watts was selected instead.

Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May. Holland will make his first appearance next May 3 as the web-slinger in Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War.”

New Line’s update of “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, marks the directorial debut for Daley and Goldstein. The comedy, which will open July 29, received strong response when clips were shown to exhibitors in April.

“Spider-Man” will be released July 28, 2017. The superhero film will be set in high school, with Marvel topper Kevin Feige (who is producing along with Amy Pascal) saying that it will have a John Hughes vibe.

Daley and Goldstein’s writing credits  include both “Horrible Bosses” movies, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2.” They are repped by UTA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. patrik says:

    spider woman? – L. Sharon Vonn

  2. James says:

    So, the guys who directed the Vacation reboot (a series launched by a great John Hughes screenplay) are now hired because of this misguided John Hughes tone nonsense? Sony is just making bad decision after bad decision as they try to compete with other studios in the franchise market.

    • David Benjamin says:

      Uhh..hello, Disney execs? We’ve got 2 dim bulbs over here trying to share all over one of your most storied Marvel characters. What have they done? Well, they directed the new Vacation reboot. Yes, yes..everybody loves Clark Griswold.

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