Just as they prep the release of their directorial debut with the reboot of Vacation, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are in early talks to pen the re-launch of Sony’s Spider-Man franchise, THR has confirmed.
Ironically, the duo were among the finalists for the directing job for the project, but the gig went to Jon Watts, the up-and-coming director of indie thriller Cop Car.
Clearly Sony and Marvel Studios, which is among the producers of the reboot, liked what the duo brought to the table.
The new story is due to be set in high school with John Hughes one of the watch words for the tone.
Tom Holland is playing Peter Parker/Spider-Man and will make his appearance first in Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War before heading the reboot.
Marisa Tomei is in talks to play Aunt May, and will also appear in Civil War first.
Daley and Goldstein are most known for their comedy work. They worked on the original Horrible Bosses and its sequel, as well as The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. Also on their resume is Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.