More Information About Webb Directing New Spider-Man

More Information About Webb Directing New Spider-Man


Jay Cochran - January 20, 2010
We just announced that Marc Webb has been hired to direct the "Spider-Man" reboot and more information is coming out in the open.

Webb is set to direct an entire new trilogy, which will look and feel very different from the Sam Raimi movies. The plan for the first movie is to be in the $80 million range and feature a cast of relative unknowns. 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.

The film will go into production this year and appear in theaters during the summer of 2012.

Source: THR





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