'Spider-Man' co-writer working on new book
In this March 9, 2011 file photo, people line up to enter the Foxwoods Theatre for a matinee showing of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," in New York. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)
Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:39AM EDT
NEW YORK -- The "Spider-Man" saga is going from the stage to the page.
Glen Berger, co-writer of the disaster-prone "Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark," is working on a book. "Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History," will come out next year, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. Simon & Schuster publisher Jonathan Karp said the book would be, "entomologically speaking," the "ultimate fly-on-the-wall account" of how a musical is made.
The big budget production became notorious for a series of stunt accidents during previews. The show was eventually revamped and the original director, Julie Taymor, was fired. Taymor later sued the producers, who countersued. A tentative settlement was reached over the summer.