With the director having changed from Edgar Wright to Peyton Reed on ‘Ant-Man, ‘ it now appears that the writing is getting a revamp as well with a new scribe taking over. Actually, two new scribes. Gabriel Ferrari and Andrew Barrer are now set to do a little reworking to the script which had last been redone by Adam McKay (who had originally declined the position of director before agreeing to do some script revisions).
Ferrari and Barrer are primarily known for a 2010 black list script ‘Die In A Gunfight’ but what caught Marvel’s attention was a draft for ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’. I’m wondering what part of that script convinced Marvel to pick up the pair for on the fly rewrites. This doesn’t have me worried for the film if anything I’m still shocked that the directors were changed.
While some may jump to conclusions that the film is spiraling out of control, this isn’t the end of the world as Ferrari and Barrer aren’t on board to do major rewrites. The pair have signed on as production writers so they will be around on the set in Atlanta for doing production revisions. With Marvel’s ever expanding universe, changes are often needed to be made on the fly to adjust for whatever happens during filming. This is always potentially an important role to have filled.
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Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
‘Ant-Man’ is slated to hit theaters on July 17, 2015.
Source: Latino Review