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Sony & Sam Raimi want Nimrod Antal for Spidey?

01.14.2010

Another day, another SPIDER-MAN rumor...

The guys over at Quiet Earth have heard from an industry insider that Nimrod Antal is top pick for Sony and Sam Raimi to direct the SPIDER-MAN reboot.

Why the interest in this particular director? This is what the site offers up:

"Sam Raimi met Nimrod on the Sony lot before his first US film, Vacancy. They clicked, so Sam hired him to direct Armored. Now, Predators is getting some great word-of-mouth around tinsel-town. Warners loves it and now Sam Raimi and Sony want the director back at the studio to helm Spiderman."

This news contradicts the news that Deadline Hollywood put out saying that Marc Webb was Sony's top pick for the film.

While I enjoy Webb's video work, as well as 500 DAYS OF SUMMER, picturing him as director for Spidey seems like an odd pairing. He could definitely handle the perspective of the Peter & MJ relationship, so I could see why Sony might be interested. However, Antal can handle the action sequences. I guess we'll just have to sit back and see who they choose. You never know, in the end neither of these directors may get the gig.

Extra Tidbit: According to James Franco, they had to go back and do some re-shoots just prior to the release of SPIDER-MAN 3, because test audiences felt that there was not enough action in the film.
Source: Quiet Earth

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7:22AM on 01/18/2010
Warners loves a Fox production?
Warners loves a Fox production?
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1:16PM on 01/15/2010
I am boycotting this shit. How can they make such terrible decisions? It's mind boggling.
I am boycotting this shit. How can they make such terrible decisions? It's mind boggling.
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10:35AM on 01/15/2010

um...

first and foremost...Fuck MJ...if they insist on rebooting this, and going for a high school angst film, they better give Gwen Stacy the treatment she deserves...I would be fine if MJ is little more than a bit role in this film...that's how it should have gone down in the first place...The Gwen arc is so integral to who Parker becomes.
first and foremost...Fuck MJ...if they insist on rebooting this, and going for a high school angst film, they better give Gwen Stacy the treatment she deserves...I would be fine if MJ is little more than a bit role in this film...that's how it should have gone down in the first place...The Gwen arc is so integral to who Parker becomes.
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7:00AM on 01/15/2010

THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN...

directed by James cameron in 3d/imax has become the second biggest box-office succes of all time. 1)Titanic 2)Spiderman 3)Avatar. How can they not have him as the first and only choice and yes i will keep repeating this till the day he does. And michael biehn should also be in it no matter the role.
directed by James cameron in 3d/imax has become the second biggest box-office succes of all time. 1)Titanic 2)Spiderman 3)Avatar. How can they not have him as the first and only choice and yes i will keep repeating this till the day he does. And michael biehn should also be in it no matter the role.
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7:46PM on 01/15/2010
Why shouldn't they pursue Cameron? Because his take on Spider-Man was AWFUL. Like, abysmally terrible.
Why shouldn't they pursue Cameron? Because his take on Spider-Man was AWFUL. Like, abysmally terrible.
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6:37AM on 01/15/2010

I Can't Wait....

Until they finish this trilogy so they can reboot it again in 7 years. Looking forward to that Spiderman trilogy. But then again, earth might not be around after 2012.
Until they finish this trilogy so they can reboot it again in 7 years. Looking forward to that Spiderman trilogy. But then again, earth might not be around after 2012.
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9:03AM on 01/15/2010
Oh, Earth will still be around. It's just that some of us will have evolved gills and live in boats while others will set up gay, leather-clad biker gangs in the desert.

Hmm, think I'll go with the gills, even if I do tend to get seasick easily.
Oh, Earth will still be around. It's just that some of us will have evolved gills and live in boats while others will set up gay, leather-clad biker gangs in the desert.

Hmm, think I'll go with the gills, even if I do tend to get seasick easily.
6:03AM on 01/15/2010
Can't wait to find out who they cast as Curt Connors - you know, that one-armed guy who never gets the fucking chance to transform into the Lizard in the movies?
Can't wait to find out who they cast as Curt Connors - you know, that one-armed guy who never gets the fucking chance to transform into the Lizard in the movies?
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5:47AM on 01/15/2010
The guy who directed the spy next door should be considered.......Yeah Right!
The guy who directed the spy next door should be considered.......Yeah Right!
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2:22AM on 01/15/2010

is Bruce Campbell coming back?

I'm not gonna say this is a good idea until I see armored and predators, but I guess we'll see. Wonder who's gonna wear the spidey costume. Are they recasting everybody?
I'm not gonna say this is a good idea until I see armored and predators, but I guess we'll see. Wonder who's gonna wear the spidey costume. Are they recasting everybody?
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11:56PM on 01/14/2010
Not that I care in the least about this thing, but I'm just happy Nimrod Antal has made a successful transition to Hollywood filmmaker. Kontroll is a great little noir, and too many good foreign directors flounder in the American market.
Not that I care in the least about this thing, but I'm just happy Nimrod Antal has made a successful transition to Hollywood filmmaker. Kontroll is a great little noir, and too many good foreign directors flounder in the American market.
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11:01PM on 01/14/2010
well certainly a much better rumor than the last choice for director.
well certainly a much better rumor than the last choice for director.
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7:34PM on 01/14/2010
I'll direct it... if that's cool with you guys.
I'll direct it... if that's cool with you guys.
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6:34AM on 01/15/2010
Its all you
Its all you
7:22PM on 01/14/2010
I can't really say that I'm excited about either of these directors. I definitely won't be looking forward to the reboot.
I can't really say that I'm excited about either of these directors. I definitely won't be looking forward to the reboot.
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6:34PM on 01/14/2010
Was deeply unimpressed with how off Armored was so this is not good news to me. I didn't even have high expectations for that film and it still was so disjointed it made spiderman 3 look like spiderman 2 (I loved SP 2). Anyway, please for the love all that is good in this world there MUST be a more experienced director who loves spiderman that would be willing to jump on this. Please? Anyone? Fine I'll do it!
Was deeply unimpressed with how off Armored was so this is not good news to me. I didn't even have high expectations for that film and it still was so disjointed it made spiderman 3 look like spiderman 2 (I loved SP 2). Anyway, please for the love all that is good in this world there MUST be a more experienced director who loves spiderman that would be willing to jump on this. Please? Anyone? Fine I'll do it!
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4:47PM on 01/14/2010

How the hell...

does a guy named NIMROD get so many high profile gigs. Sony should least wait until Predators comes out. Otherwise someone with more experience should get this gig.
does a guy named NIMROD get so many high profile gigs. Sony should least wait until Predators comes out. Otherwise someone with more experience should get this gig.
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5:32PM on 01/14/2010
haha good question
haha good question
4:44PM on 01/14/2010
Wait I'm confused now. Either the reporter is mixed up or the studios are. Is this going to be Spider-Man 4 or a complete reboot? Or are you calling it Spider-Man 4 because it's the fourth Spider-Man film? I have to go lie down.
Wait I'm confused now. Either the reporter is mixed up or the studios are. Is this going to be Spider-Man 4 or a complete reboot? Or are you calling it Spider-Man 4 because it's the fourth Spider-Man film? I have to go lie down.
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4:55PM on 01/14/2010
I switched it up holmes. I was calling it Spider-Man 4 because it was the fourth film. It's changed now. I think I'm going to lie down as well.
I switched it up holmes. I was calling it Spider-Man 4 because it was the fourth film. It's changed now. I think I'm going to lie down as well.
4:41PM on 01/14/2010
Alright now I'm confused. First reboot was the idea and now it's find a new guy for 4?
Alright now I'm confused. First reboot was the idea and now it's find a new guy for 4?
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4:53PM on 01/14/2010
It's the reboot. I'm just trapped in Spider-Man hell.
It's the reboot. I'm just trapped in Spider-Man hell.
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4:34PM on 01/14/2010
On a side note; is anyone else tickled that Mark Steven Johnson is now regulated to directing chick flicks (When In Rome)?
On a side note; is anyone else tickled that Mark Steven Johnson is now regulated to directing chick flicks (When In Rome)?
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6:35PM on 01/14/2010
Yes! Man that dude is a douche. I mean the fact that they have to reboot not one but two of his superhero films...aye yi yi! Stick to da romcoms buddy!
Yes! Man that dude is a douche. I mean the fact that they have to reboot not one but two of his superhero films...aye yi yi! Stick to da romcoms buddy!
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