Alvin Sargent Is Fine-Tuning Columbia's 'Spider-Man' Reboot Script
Reported by Outsiders - 06:41 PM 2010.05.16
The veteran screenwriter Alvin Sargent has been brought on board to fine-tune Columbia’s "Spider-Man" reboot being directed by Marc Webb.
The studio is working off a draft script by Jamie Vanderbilt of "Spider-Man 4" before the studio scrapped its plans for the sequel to re-start the series. Sargent is doing a production polish as the studio runs with eight legs toward a planned shoot later this year.
The new “Spider-Man” is rumored to be more emotionally anchored and realistic than the previous movies. Word is that Peter Parker will be a 17-year-old high school kid struggling with shifting hormones and an outsider status.
Sargent, 83, is practically part of the Peter Parker family, having worked on every single “Spider-Man” movie. Sargent did uncredited rewrite work on the first “Spider-Man” and shared credit on “Spider-Man 2” and “Spider-Man 3.” He was in the middle of working on “Spider-Man 4” when the plug was pulled.