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"Spider-Man 4" Snares New Scribe

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A writers’ strike may be upon us, but that hasn’t slowed Sony’s plans for Spider-Man 4. James Vanderbilt, the writer behind David Fincher’s gritty thriller Zodiac, has been hired to pen the script for the new Spidey installment. (Vanderbilt may not be able to write during the strike, but the WGA can’t stop him from thinking, right?) It’s unknown whether Sam Raimi will direct the four-quel, but he’s likely to be involved in some way. The studio is scheduling the film for a 2010 release.