Gary Ross, who directed Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire in Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, has been tapped to re-write the script for the fourth web-slinging entry.
Previous drafts have been penned by Zodiac’s James Vanderbilt and playwright/scriptwriter David Lindsay-Abaire.
Ross’ script may well end up much like the other Spider-screenplays – a blend of various writers’ skills, with input from Sam and likely Ivan Raimi.
Still, Ross seems like a solid choice. He knows how to craft a solid script and he has a good handle on Maguire’s rhythms – hopefully he can bring Peter Parker back from the craziness of Spider-Man 3.
As to what it’ll be about? There’s no solid info yet. The Lizard may finally get to appear, with rumours about Morbius, but everything is speculation until the movie arrives – or someone gets a look at the finished script.
Ross is planning to double up work on the Spiders-script with his Lance Armstrong biopic, so look for hilarious screenplay software glitches that see Spider-Man saving the Tour De France…
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