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    Default "Star Trek" Writers Tapped To Pen "Amazing Spider-Man" Sequel

    Sony has hired "Transformers" and "Star Trek" writing team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci to pen an "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel in anticipation of Marc Webb's reboot hitting theaters in July.


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    I enjoyed Star Trek quite a bit, so this is good news for me.

    Hope ASM lives up to my expectations.
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    They hired writers for the sequel before the first movie came out.
    That's confidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    They hired writers for the sequel before the first movie came out.
    That's confidence.
    I understand why they do it. While the characters are timeless, the actors and crew age and get other responsibilities and projects to work on.

    I don't expect the movie to do as good as the original trilogy though, but hopefully it's does well enough to at least turn a profit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherUnitNo_4 View Post
    I understand why they do it. While the characters are timeless, the actors and crew age and get other responsibilities and projects to work on.

    I don't expect the movie to do as good as the original trilogy though, but hopefully it's does well enough to at least turn a profit.
    Hopefully it does better than 3.

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    Ugh, Star Trek is great, but the worst thing about is that screenplay, with its awful villain and faaaaar too many plot contrivances, even for a Trek film. That movie works because of the amazing cast and JJ Abrams. Without that, you get Transformers.

    Let's hope ASM is the more of the former instead of the latter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    They hired writers for the sequel before the first movie came out.
    That's confidence.
    Green Lantern had the same confidence though. Also, I don't know how much trust I have in the people that wrote Transformers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Holmes View Post
    Green Lantern had the same confidence though. Also, I don't know how much trust I have in the people that wrote Transformers.
    I liked Star Trek well enough.

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    Reading some of the other works under their belt does draw pause.

    This is only the second pass at the script though. I expect at least one more by someone else.
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    "...the parents’ story, which will unfold over probably a few movies," Webb said. "We don’t totally wrap up that story in this first movie. It’s sort of an ongoing mystery. That was something that was interesting to me."

    ...and probably ONLY you. This is supposed to be a movie about Peter Parker/Spider-Man. Instead, we are getting a franchise based on his dead parents. Elk shit.
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    I heard Paul Feig wrote some of the high school stuff from Amazing Spider-Man.

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    Orci and Kautzman didn't really write the last two Transformers. It was mainly Ethen Kruger. Their original plotline for ROTF involved a sort of Decepticon civil war, and not a lot of that remains in the finished film. They also didn't create the twins. Plus DOTM was all Kruger.

    As for the choice of Orci and Kurtzman, their type of writing may not really fit Star Trek (Which, even in the more-action oriented films and TV series, is often a more cerebral franchise) but their corny dialogue and bad science plots might fit a comic-book movie better. Just saying.
    Last edited by ChrisIII; 04-26-2012 at 10:03 AM. Reason: Added a bit more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    They hired writers for the sequel before the first movie came out.
    That's confidence.
    It could be confidence..or it could be simply arrogance. Or it could simply be if the movie is successful they want to get a sequel out as soon as possible, so they are covering all their bases just in case.
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    Those guys are horrible.

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