As we reported back in December, the official site has stated that The Amazing Spider-man is to be the “first in a series of moviesthat tells a different side of the Peter Parker story”. All indications so far look to this film being another winner for Sony, who have grossed almost $2.5 billion worldwide off the adaptation of the famous Marvel Comics superhero.
Kurtzman and Orci are best known for penning J.J. Abrams recent Star Trek reworking, as well as Mission: Impossible III for the same director. Of course, they are also responsible for two Transformers films, so there’s room for improvement on averages.
The writers, who will also receive executive producer credits, stated “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.”