Back in 1991 James Cameron was interested in directing a big screen adaptation of Spider-Man, and his script can still be read on the internet today. After the announcement that Sony would be rebooting Spidey Cameron said that he wasn’t interested in the opportunity to direct the webslinger again, calling it “sloppy seconds”, however it appears he is still interested in the reboot to some extent, having recently met with director Marc Webb.
“Last [week] we met the director of [the next ‘Spider-Man’ film],” Landau said. “[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible.”
“Jim loved ‘(500) Days of Summer,’” Landau continued. “It’s not something that you would think is necessarily in his wheelhouse, but he really enjoyed that.”
Producer Jon Landau also spoke about other movies that recently caught the 3D bug following Avatar‘s success:
“Other movies are turning to it now, some of which I agree with, some of which I don’t agree with. ‘Clash of The Titans’ is coming out in 3-D; they’re converting it very hastily into 3-D. I’m not in favor of that,” Landau explained, saying he and Cameron much prefer what “Spider-Man” is doing. “If you want to shoot a 3-D movie, shoot it in 3-D.”
Marc Webb hasn’t made a film in 3D before, so it looks like Sony brought in the 3D master to send him in the right direction. Production on the reboot will begin later this year, so expect to hear casting news over the upcoming months.