“I look back on the first six or seven things I wrote, and they’re terrible,” says screenwriter James Vanderbilt, who just finished writing The Amazing Spider-Man, twice.
Well, almost twice. Let’s give you some backstory. If you’ve been following film development news at all in the last few years, you’d know the words “Spider-Man script” are a sensitive topic to many people in Hollywood. But not James Vanderbilt, he did his duty, like a super hero himself, and never complained one bit.
“I was asked to write the Spider-Man 4,” he explains to ScreenwritingU in a one-on-one interview. And, that he did. He wrote what was to be the fourth installment in the lucrative Tobey Maguire/Sam Raimi series that had made three very impressive films so far.