Information on budget and possible new source material for the 2012 movie.
Yesterday, Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios confirmed that (500)
Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb is going to direct the Spider-Man
reboot. In reporting on the news, the Risky Business blog has some
possible more details on the project:
Webb, who has options on two sequels, will now tackle a Jamie
Vanderbilt script that sees a “Spider-Man” movie that will look and
feel very different from the big movies that went before it.
The plan for the movie is to be in the million range and feature a
cast of relative unknowns (so you can quash those Rob Pattinson or
Gordon-Levitt rumors at this point). And the story will be pared down
to center on a high school kid who is dealing with the knowledge that
his uncle died even though the teen had the power to stop it.
The touchstone for the new movie will not be the 1960s comics, which
were the inspiration behind the movies by Raimi, who grew on up on
them, but rather this past decade’s “Ultimate Spider-Man” comics by
Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley where the villain-fighting took a
back seat to the high school angst.
Source: Risky Business
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Posted originally: 2010-01-20 13:39:36