Gary Ross to rewrite Spider-Man 4! Possible indication that plans are to make this one not suck?

Posted on 09 July 2009 by ShepRamsey

Given how awful Spider-Man 3 was and how great Drag Me to Hell was, I kinda want Sam Raimi to put his webs away for awhile and keep going back to his roots.  Spiderman-Poster-USABut it seems that this Spider-Man 4 beast is wholly unstoppable.  But there’s a glimmer of light to be had, maybe.

According to Variety, that Gary Ross, the Oscar-nominated writer-director of Seabiscuit and Pleasantville, has been hired to punch out a third draft of the script originally written by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and then again by David Lindsay-Abaire (Inkheart). 

It’s nice to see that they’ve got some impressive writers giving this script a few good run-throughs and Ross is a terrific talent to throw in there. 

It’s only a shame that the only film in the Spider-Man franchise thus far written by its director, Sam Raimi and his writing partner, his brother Ivan, turned out to be such an unholy clusterfuck.  Here’s hoping this one turns out better.

Who knows?  Maybe the Spider-Man franchise will turn out to adhere to that same odd-even rule that the Star Trek films seem to follow?                           

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Quaid Says:

    Gary Ross has a gift of taking absurd ideas and making them work in an emotionally poignant way. This is great news.

    And the new ST broke the Star Trek mold.

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