News broke on Deadline.com this afternoon that playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been hired to rewrite the much maligned script for Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark. The New York Times followed up on the story, offering these tantalizing facts:
- No agreement has been formalized, but Aguirre-Sacasa has expressed interest in joining the production.
- Mr. Aguirre-Sacasa most recently worked on the script for the Dallas Theater Center’s recent revival of It’s a Bird … It’s a Plane … It’s Superman.
- The Creator (Taymor) and co-writer Glen Berger are already at work on editing the book’s plot.
- Bono and The Edge are writing new music (!)
This raises one big question - how can a March 15 opening date be possible with such a massive overhaul in the works? Will Spider-Man‘s opening be delayed once again? Stay tuned to TurnOffTheBlog.com for continued coverage!