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Writer Koepp to Spin Story for Spider-Man 4?

Variety is reporting that David Koepp is in negotiations with Columbia Pictures to write the screenplay for a hypothetical "Spider-Man 4." Koepp is familiar with the character, having penned the screenplay for the 2002 film that launched the franchise. He's also no stranger to the mechanics of the popcorn crowd-pleaser, having scribed, in one way or another, the first "Mission: Impossible" film, "Panic Room," and a couple of the "Jurassic Park" installments.

Koepp is also the screenwriter who was able to crack the difficult script for "Indiana Jones 4"--I say difficult because he's been the only writer able to make George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Harrison Ford simultaneously happy with a story approach, a feat even three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was unable the achieve.

"Spider-Man 3" opens on May 4, and represents the end of contractual involvement for director Sam Raimi and headlining stars Tobey Maguire and Kirstin Dunst. It is unknown at this point what, if any, measures would be taken by Columbia/Sony to ensure their continuing involvement.

Posted by on January 22, 2007 1:50 PM
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