Pulitzer Prize Winner To Write SpiderMan Sequel

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon will rewrite "The Amazing Spider-Man," the sequel to Columbia's summer box office smash, reports Variety.

Studio already has inked with above-the-liners Tobey Maguire, Kirstin Dunst and director Sam Raimi.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators of Disney's "Shanghai Noon" franchise, were originally inked to pen the sequel. David Koepp, who received sole screenplay credit for the first pic, also wrote a draft.

Chabon's Pulitzer-winning "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay," which he adapted for producer Scott Rudin, is the story of an immigrant Jewish artist who partners with his Brooklyn cousin and creates comicbooks by drawing on their own fears and dreams to invent villains and superheroes.

Sequel is skedded to begin lensing early next year and is slated for a May 7, 2004, release.

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