'Spider-Man' Reboot Eyes 'Vacation' Duo to Write

By Dave McNary

Vacation co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to write the Spider-Man reboot for Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.

The duo had been on the short list of directors for the project, but Cop Car helmer Jon Watts was selected instead.

Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and Marisa Tomei will play Aunt May. Holland will make his first appearance next May 3 as the web-slinger in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War.

New Line’s update of Vacation, starring Ed Helms and Christina Applegate, marks the directorial debut for Daley and Goldstein. The comedy, which will open July 29, received strong response when clips were shown to exhibitors in April.

Spider-Man will be released July 28, 2017. The superhero film will be set in high school, with Marvel topper Kevin Feige (who is producing along with Amy Pascal) saying that it will have a John Hughes vibe.

Daley and Goldstein’s writing credits  include both Horrible Bosses movies, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. They are repped by UTA.

The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.