According to Heat Vision Marvel has hired three-time black-list writer Chris McCoy to rewrite the script for Guardians of the Galaxy. Nicole Perlman (a graduate of Marvel’s writing program) wrote the first draft, but McCoy will now take over.
Guardians of the Galaxy are “a team of superhuman and extra-terrestrial adventurers dedicated to the safeguarding of the Milky Way Galaxy from any force that threatens the security or liberty of its various people”.
The team includes Star-Lord (a human interplanetary policeman), Drax the Destroyer (a resurrected superhuman warrior and nemesis of Thanos), Groot (a plant monster who can control trees), Gamora (a dangerous female assassin who has a preference for knives and swords) and Rocket Racoon (a genetically altered racoon who can fly a plane and carries a laser pistol).
With the August 2014 release date set we can probably expect filming to begin sometime in 2013. Expect news of the director and cast to be announced over the upcoming months.