Video: New "Spider-Man" Has Found Its Director
As we already wrote, the studios Sony and Marvel decided not to continue the story Spider-Man Peter Parker, instead, they decided to restart the franchise and talk about the superhero's early years. In this regard, the director Sam Raimi and the leading actor Tobey Maguire dropped out of the project. Naturally, everyone was worried about who the studio would find to replace them. As for the candidacy for the main role, it is still not clear with her: many names were called, including Robert Pattinson … However, according to the assurances of insiders, casting is still far away, and talk about participation in Pattinson's project can be safely stopped. The studio first wanted to decide on the director and only then decide who is suitable for the role of Peter Parker. The preference will be given to the young actor, since the restart of the franchise will tell about the transformation of a schoolboy into a superhero. Also, do not believe the rumors about the stars: the studio plans to hire a little-known actor.
But the director's chair is now occupied by the director " 500 days of Summer » Mark Webb, and he will start work shortly. Webb has already faced the studio: Sony was considering his candidacy for the place Stephen Soderbergh in project " Moneybol". For the post of director of the new "Spider-Man" Webb was predicted a week ago. The director met with the film's producers, and negotiations ended with the signing of a contract.
Webb's services are inexpensive for Sony. In addition, the studio is going to work with the director on just one film. The budget for the new "Spider-Man" will have to be in the region of $ 80 million. The film is not based on the comics of the 60s, which Sam Raimi took as a basis for his trilogy. Creators will build on the series Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Bendiswhich has been published since 2000.
Mark Webb himself is not going to copy his predecessor. “It would be not only impossible, but also impudent on my part,” says the director. "I'm here because I need to add a new dimension to the existing story."
Filming "Spider-Man-4" according to the script James Vanderbilt will begin this year. The film is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2012.