Sony hires writer for Spider Man 5 & 6

August 17th, 2009 - 6:55 pm ICT by IBNS  

Aug 17 (IBNS) Even as Sony Pictures gets ready to start the fourth installment of Spider Man, the studio has also hired writer James Vanderbilt to pen “Spider-Man 5″ and “Spider-Man 6.” reported that Vanderbilt was also the first writer on Spider-Man 4, but director Sam Raimi brought on “Rabbit Hole” playwright David Lindsay-Abaire to rewrite him and now Gary Ross is rewriting that script.

The studio is excited about the picture and is planning to start the production inn early 2010 so that it could be set for a May 2011 release.

Vanderbilt has been hired to pen the fifth and sixth movies, which have an interconnected storyline. That’s what was originally discussed when Vanderbilt signed on to write “Spider-Man 4,” but the idea of shooting a fourth and fifth film back to back with the original cast was scrapped.

Sources said it wasn’t clear if Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst will be back.

If they aren’t, Vanderbilt’s script would be the blueprint for a franchise reboot. After committing to his fourth “Spider-Man” film, Raimi signed on to direct a new franchise based on the massively multiplayer role-playing online computer game “World of Warcraft” for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.

Maguire and Dunst were locked into the first three pictures and made a new deal for “Spider-Man 4.” It’s unclear how long they want to continue with the series.

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