Guardians, “Warcraft” Get New Scribes

Marvel Studios has hired Chris McCoy to rewrite the script for its “Guardians of the Galaxy” feature which is due out in August 2014 says The Wrap.

Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot and Rocket Racoon will make up the onscreen team in the feature. Scribe McCoy has made the coveted Black List three times and will take over from Nicole Perlman.

In other scripting news, “The Seventh Son” and “Blood Diamond” scribe Charles Leavitt has taken over writing duties on the “World of Warcraft” film adaptation in development at Legendary Entertainment.

Though Sam Raimi has departed as director, Leavitt will pen the latest draft of the fantasy tale with the hopes of moving the project forward in coming months.