Gary Ross to rewrite Spider-Man 4 Gary Ross has come aboard to rewrite the script for the fourth Spider-Man movie. Sam Raimi will once again direct the project that will go into production early next year. The Spider-Man 4 script was originally written by James Vanderbilt, and then rewritten by David Lindsay-Abaire. Ross has previously directed Spidey lead – Tobey Maguire – in Seabiscuit and Pleasantville. The fourth installment is scheduled for a May 2011 release.