83-year-old Alvin Sargent, who has worked on every “Spider-Man” movie, has been brought back to polish the script for Sony’s Spider-Man reboot.
The veteran screenwriter is working off a script by James Vanderbilt. Sargent also wrote a draft for Spider-Man 4 before that movie was scrapped.
The Marc Webb-directed reboot is scheduled to start shooting later this year for a July 3, 2012 release in 3D and 2D theaters.
Heat Vision says that Sargent “has become the studio’s go-to guy for punching up weighty scenes. The new ‘Spider-Man’ is rumored to be more emotionally anchored and realistic than the previous movies. Word is that Peter Parker will be a 17-year-old high school kid struggling with shifting hormones and an outsider status. And let’s not forget the death of his uncle.”