Chris McCoy to rewrite Guardians of the Galaxy

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Chris McCoy, the three-time black list writer who made a splash on the internet with still-unproduced spec script “Get Back” in 2007, has been hired to pen Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie.

The movie, reminds THR, is based on a series of comics and includes an Avengers-like assemblage of characters including “Drax the Destroyer, a human resurrected as a green warrior with the sole purpose of killing Thanos (the villain in the Avengers final-scene tease); Groot, a giant tree-man; Star-Lord, a gun-toting half-human/half-alien intergalactic vigilante; Rocket Raccoon, a genetically engineered animal with a knack for guns and explosives; and Gamora, the last survivor of her species who was saved by Thanos to be his assassin but now battles him.”

Nicole Perlman has written a draft of the script; McCoy will rewrite her.