Wednesday, October 31, 2007

THE LOSERS Screenwriter Pens SPIDER-MAN 4

Jamie Vanderbilt - who wrote ZODIAC for David Fincher, as well as reworking Peter Berg's screenplay adaptation of THE LOSERS - has been hired to write SPIDER-MAN 4. Jamie is Good People, and I can't wait to see what he does with it.

THE LOSERS movie, meanwhile, has ground to a halt 'til everyone finds out whether the Writers' Guild is actually going to strike. If it does, the Teamsters are going out in sympathy and there's some chance the Actor's Guild might follow suit. No-one in Hollywood's making any plans past next June - which means if you haven't already got a cast and director locked down, it's development hell time.

And speaking of directors, Tim "FANTASTIC FOUR" Story is now off THE LOSERS. Having recently seen THE KINGDOM, I'm more convinced than ever that Peter Berg would have been the perfect man for the job, but his schedule is looking awfully busy these days...

Details at /Film.

EDITED TO ADD: Jamie says he's also punching up the screenplay for WOLVERINE, and they're homing in on a very cool new director for THE LOSERS. Don't wanna jinx it, but keep yer fingers crossed and watch this space!

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