Spider-Man Reboot May Have Its Screenwriters

DaleyGoldsteinSpideySo Sony’s Spider-Man reboot has a possible release date of July 28, 2017. It has it’s new Peter Parker in actor, Tom Holland, and rumored to also have it’s Aunt May in Oscar-winning actress, Marisa Tomei. It even has it’s director lined up in Jon Watts, the writer-director of Cop Car (2015) staring Kevin Bacon.  But what about what is arguably one of the most important aspects about any movie–the script?

Well, in an exclusive report from Deadline Hollywood, Sony appears to have found their chosen screenwriters, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein:

Vacation writer-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are being set right now to write the Spider-Man reboot movie for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios. The pair had been among the names on a shortlist to direct, but that gig went to Cop Car helmer Jon Watts, and the studio already has found its new Peter Parker in Tom Holland.

Just to clarify, the Vacation film being refereed to in the articles is the sequel-remake of National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983) staring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chevy Chase and the Mighty Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, which is set to come out this July 28. Daley and Goldstein’s other collaborations include Horrible Bosses (2011), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

Evan Saathoff of Birth.Movies.Death also commented on this news with the following:

I haven’t seen Vacation yet, but I’ve heard pretty bad things, mostly that it’s the same level of almost funny, fake-dirty stuff we’ve seen from the other movies listed. Obviously, Spider-Man isn’t going to be R-rated, but it would be nice if the jokes in it were actual jokes instead of almost jokes that have the feel of humor but not the punchline.

But don’t mind me. I’m just an annoying old sourpuss.

What say you, Spidey fans? Do you think a screenwriting team known mostly for comedies possibly writing for Sony’s Spider-Man reboot is an inspired creative decision? Or is anyone starting to miss Alex Kurtman and Robert Orci, yet?

SOURCES: Deadline, Variety, Comic Book Resources, and Birth.Movies.Death 

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(8) Comments

  1. Jeff Gutman

    Well I suppose horrible bosses got a 69% on RT, but I really hated that movie. I mean it was awful. And the sequel got a 35%

  2. Jeff Gutman

    I have utmost faith in Kevin Feige and his choices, for actors writers and directors - which have been spot on for almost every film. His track record in Hollywood is unprecedented. That being said, I really don't get some of his choices on the spidey film. I mean, they've waited years to have the rights back in Spidey, they finally get to make the film, and they go with a virtually unknown director and a writing team who haven't written a comedy that scored higher than 25% on rotten tomatoes? I mean, I'm trying to have faith here. Maybe Feige sees something in these guys that I don't?

  3. Jason

    Just wondering why they're calling this a reboot. The first film was a reboot of the Sam Rami trilogy.

  4. Frontier

    Well, they seem to have worked primarily on comedies, which should be good for the humor and quips, but otherwise I'm not sure how to feel about this.

  5. Cheesedique

    Definitely don't miss Kurtzman and Orci, and good riddance. Hopefully these guys can deliver something good. You know the studio will probably mandate a large portion of the script and story beats, and there will be rewrites and polishes.

  6. Stillanerd - Post author

    @#1 George Berryman -- Somehow, I didn't think you would, Brother Bear. ;)

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