Variety is reporting that Gary Ross (Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) has been hired to rewrite the screenplay for Spider-Man 4, which Sam Raimi plans to put into production early next year. Spider-Man 4 is slated to debut on May 6th, 2011. Ross is very familiar with Tobey Maguire having directed the Spider-Man star in both Seabiscuit and Pleasantville.
According to Variety the Spider-Man 4 script, which was written by James Vanderbilt, has already been rewritten by David Lindsay-Abaire (see “Pulitzer Prize Winner on Spider-Man 4”). Are there real problems with the screenplay or is having Ross do another rewrite just an example of the