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Tribal Warfare
01-20-2010, 09:45 AM
Marc Webb to direct 'Spider-Man' reboot (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014020.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)
Sony taps '500 Days' helmer for franchise revamp
By TATIANA SIEGEL
Marc Webb is taking on Sony's webslinger.

Aptly named helmer has signed on to direct the studio's relaunch of the "Spider-Man" franchise, which will bow theatrically in summer 2012.

Webb was a runner-up for job of helming Sony's "Moneyball." His name began to surface last week after the studio pulled the plug on a Sam Raimi-directed, Tobey Maguire-toplined "Spider-Man 4." Similarly, everyone from Robert Pattinson to Jim Sturgess has been rumored to be on Sony's star wishlist. However, a project insider said the studio wanted to lock down a helmer before turning its attentions to casting the Marvel superhero, who will be portrayed as a high schooler coming into his powers.

Sony is having to delicately balance trumpeting its relaunch with trying not to alienate the cast and director of the three recent "Spider-Man" films, which were box office blockbusters. Raimi has several projects in development at Sony, including "The Given Day."

Webb comes much cheaper for the studio and is locked down for only one pic. Deal being negotiated includes options for more pics -- fairly standard on a franchise.

New "Spider-Man," written by James Vanderbilt, will begin lensing later this year. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin are producing.

Webb, whose "(500) Days of Summer" has been an awards-season contender, was quick to point out that he isn't taking over for Raimi. That would be impossible, not to mention arrogant," he said. "I'm here because there's an opportunity for ideas, stories and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas and creative voice to 'Spider-Man.'"

New "Spider-Man," written by James Vanderbilt, will begin lensing later this year. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin are producing.

Webb, whose "(500) Days of Summer" has been an awards-season contender, was quick to point out that he isn't taking over for Raimi. That would be impossible, not to mention arrogant," he said. "I'm here because there's an opportunity for ideas, stories and histories that will add a new dimension, canvas and creative voice to 'Spider-Man.'"

Demonpenz
01-20-2010, 11:00 AM
james franco to play spiderman!

morphius
01-20-2010, 11:10 AM
Just can't seem to get excited about a spiderman reboot.

Mr. Laz
01-20-2010, 11:13 AM
(http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014020.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)Webb comes much cheaper for the studio (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118014020.html?categoryid=13&cs=1)"that doesn't bode well

Bowser
01-20-2010, 11:37 AM
Just can't seem to get excited about a spiderman reboot.

Nope.

Great Expectations
01-20-2010, 01:39 PM
They've added Anne Hathaway and John Malkovich while getting rid of Tobey "I http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:tvIgqgCl3fZKCM:http://www.papermarc.com.au/images/heart-pink.jpg men" McGuire.

I think they are off to a good start.

Valiant
01-20-2010, 06:06 PM
I am fine with taking over and going a different direction.. But fucking rebooting is dumb.. everyone already knows the origin, this is not batman where you had 10+ years from the first one to batman begins..

Mr. Laz
01-20-2010, 06:20 PM
I am fine with taking over and going a different direction.. But fucking rebooting is dumb.. everyone already knows the origin, this is not batman where you had 10+ years from the first one to batman begins..i think they are shooting for the younger demographic. They want Spiderman to be a teenager in school so they can include all the teen drama that goes along with it.

DBOSHO
01-20-2010, 11:12 PM
Robert pattison? Sparkleman?

Fuck that.

Basileus777
01-20-2010, 11:29 PM
They've added Anne Hathaway and John Malkovich while getting rid of Tobey "I men" McGuire.

I think they are off to a good start.

Hathaway and Malkovich were going to be in Spiderman 4, not the reboot.

that doesn't bode well

Well, the reason they canceled Spiderman 4 was because they balked at the cost.

keg in kc
01-20-2010, 11:31 PM
This has suck written all over it. They're going to turn Spider-Man into Twilight in red and blue tights.

Demonpenz
01-21-2010, 08:34 AM
This has suck written all over it. They're going to turn Spider-Man into Twilight in red and blue tights.

Twilight is a huge success

Valiant
01-21-2010, 08:54 AM
This has suck written all over it. They're going to turn Spider-Man into Twilight in red and blue tights.

Was just going to post the twilight comparison after laz's post..

And too demonpenz, who cares?? Barney was a huge success for a short while also, does not mean it was quality.. Maybe they need to reboot the godfather series, and have them all be young brooding guido's with emo problems that get settled with synchronized fist pumping... Could make billions..

Demonpenz
01-21-2010, 09:06 AM
I don't know I am just pointing out that twilight is a giant success in a shitty economy. No one cares that so and so thinks it sucks

JD10367
01-21-2010, 11:13 AM
I hope they title it "Spiderman 4: Epic Fail".