Scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari have closed deals to team with Paul Rudd and write Ant-Man And The Wasp, the sequel to the Marvel franchise that launched with a near $520 million global gross on a $130 million budget. Peyton Reed is back to direct the second installment. I’m told that Adam McKay, The Big Short director who was one of the Ant-Man writers, will work with Barrer & Ferrari and Rudd to break the story, and then the three of them will go off and write the script. Barrer & Ferrari put in six months worth of un-credited writing on the first film while it was in production. They got on the map when their first script, Die In A Gunfight, made the Black List and was acquired by MRC. They’ve since sold numerous scripted and they were among the scribes who participated in the Transformers writers room, and they are expected to script an animated prequel. The scribes were repped in the deal by WME and 3 Arts.
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