It didn’t take Sony long to find Sam Raimi’s replacement to direct the next Spider-Man film.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marc Webb will be helming the next installment of the franchise. According to the article, Webb will use the Jamie Vanderbilt script, which caused Raimi to exit the project and “will look and feel very different from the big movies that went before it.” The company will also be scaling down the budget of the flick to the $80 million range and feature a cast of unknowns.

That doesn’t sound good, does it?

On the plus side, it does look like the new film will be based more on the Ultimate Universe Spider-Man than the 616 Spidey.

Webb’s breakout film was (500) Days of Summer staring Zooey Deschanel.

via THR

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3 Comments

  1. MaximusRift
    January 20, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    I knew about Webb. I didn’t know about the script the though. Doesn’t inspire that much confidence.

    I am glad that it’s going to be unknowns. Means that they can focus on the story. Just hope that the story is good though. Are they still going for 3D?

  2. astrodinosaurus
    January 20, 2010 at 9:49 am — Reply

    I’m just popping in to say…Webb Heh…Cautiously optimistic.

  3. eric
    January 20, 2010 at 8:31 pm — Reply

    Can you say get ready to be in the theatre with a bunch of twilighters for this movie. I will wait.

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