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New Spider-Man reboot details emerge

01.21.2010
So yeah, Marc Webb is the new guy behind the Spidey reboot (for better or worse). Now, THR's Heat Vision has divulged further details on what exactly that's going to mean. Here are some choice quotes:

- "The studio holds sequel options on Webb, who 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 $80 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."

A repeat of the origin story with a drastically reduced budget based on a series of Spider-Man stories where "the villain-fighting took a back seat to the high school angst"?

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What do you guys think?
Extra Tidbit: DISTRICT 9 pulled out some magic with only a $30 million budget. That movie set a HIGH f*cking bar and showed what can be accomplished when you give control and care to a visionary director and a ridiculously talented team of artists. Where will Sony and Webb stand in relation to that precedent?
Source: THR

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