With the huge success that the Spider-Man
film franchise has brought, it's no surprise that there will be a fourth film. We've earlier heard from star Tobey Maguire
and director Sam Raimi, saying that they'll return to work on a fourth release provided the script is a good one. It looks like they'll be assured of just that.
Columbia Pictures is reportedly in final negotiations to pull in Pulitzer-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire to write the fourth film's script. The writer won his Pulitzer last year for Rabbit Hole
, the Broadway play which featured Cynthia Nixon and Tyne Daly. The move comes as no surprise to the franchise, which has by tradition selected unexpected writers to pen the first three films, including veteran scribe Alvin Sargent and fellow Pulitzer winner Michael Chabon.
It's also been confirmed that both Raimi and Maguire will reprise their respective roles in the film, as well as urth film. We've earlier heard from star Tobey Maguire
and direct, who played Mary Jane in the first three installments. There are no more details beyond that—it is still unclear when production is targeted to begin, and details of the story are still kept under wraps.
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
(Image courtesy of Columbia Pictures)