Things are finally starting to get underway for the next Spider-Man film, and as we all know, everything starts with the script. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire has signed on to pen the script for Spider-Man 4, either starting from scratch or rewriting a draft that was originally penned by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, The Rundown). Nothing about the plot or the characters involved has been revealed thus far.
Lindsay-Abaire recently wrote the screen adapation for the upcoming Brendan Fraser fantasy film Inkheart, and also was one of three screenwriters for the animated film Robots. The fact that he won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Rabbit Hole may or may not be relevant to this project, but it sounds like they’re trying to get back to the heavily praised Spider-Man 2, which was written by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon. I can’t help but roll my eyes sometimes with all these comic book movies seemingly trying to become high art. At the same time, I don’t know if it can hurt the process either. What do you think, is this good news or bad news for Spider-Man 4?