Michael Chabon’s Famous, Unfilmed “Spider-man 2″ Script is Yours

Michael Chabon, who I’ll be seeing at Calvin’s Festival of Faith and Writing next week, isn’t just an acclaimed novelist. He also took a stab at the screenplay for Spider-man 2, and when I heard him speak about that in Seattle a few years ago, he talked about how the experience of writing a comic book movie for Hollyowod was not one he was eager to repeat.

Now, the script he wrote is available for download, at least for now, via McSweeneys.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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