Last week, Sam Raimi walked away from his contract with Sony to make the next three Spiderman films, and took the film series’ principle cast with him. As a result, Sony is planning to reboot the series entirely.
Citing disagreements over deadlines and creative differences, Raimi decided to leave the project in Sony’s hands. Currently, Sony has given screenwriter James Vanderbilt (The Rundown, Zodiac) the task of re-writing Spiderman. Vanderbilt’s script reportedly focuses more on character than Raimi’s version, and will follow Peter Parker as he deals with the responsibilities of his newfound powers along with the everyday problems of being a high school student. That’s right, Peter Parker is going back to high school.