Guardians of the Galaxy is getting a fresh pair of eyes, per Hollywood parlance.
Chris McCoy will rewrite a previous draft by Nicole Perlman. McCoy has been something of a fixture on the elusive Black List. Three of his scripts have made the list in recent years, which should send an envious chill down the spines of all toiling spec writers out there.
Based on his non-Marvel specs, McCoy is expected to bring humor and whimsy to the project. Makes sense for a movie that includes a gun-toting raccoon as part of its super-hero ensemble. Barring an unforeseen Thanos-sized intrusion, Galaxy will be McCoy’s first produced credit.
Although Perlman has been replaced as primary writer, this should not indicate a lack of writing chops on her behalf. Perlman broke into the industry while in college with her script Challenger, a retelling of Richard Feynman’s investigation into the eponymous shuttle disaster. A script I can easily say is one of the best unproduced gems I have ever read.
Back in June Latino-Review broke the exclusive news that Marvel’s big mystery movie was Galaxy. Marvel officially announced the project last month at Comic-Con.
Despite Marvel not being too happy with L-R’s cat-outta-the-bag coverage of their upcoming film slate, today’s news at least solidifies that the wild card film of Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is running at a decent clip.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter