Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Raimi Plans 4 Best Spider-Man

Director of the Evil Dead and Spider-Man films Sam Raimi recently did an interview with the Los Angeles Times and spoke with the newspaper about his desires with the Spider-Man franchise. The director says he wants to make the "best Spider-Man movie of the bunch" and feels that if he was given a chance he would have done everything differently from the previous films. Scroll down to see what else the legendary director had to say...

Raimi told the paper, "I want to make the best [“Spider-Man” movie] of the bunch and I’ve always been touched by Peter Parker in a way that I’ve never been able to describe on film, even though I’ve got a great actor performing it." He continued, "In every moment, I’ve got to find some truth and really become the character in my mind. I think I feel a little freer to be able to do that. I’m going to try it." He shouldn't have to try too hard to make a better film than Part 3!

Sam Raimi explained his love for the web-slinging superhero, "I’m really enamored with the character and now I feel like I have a history with him. I’d like to really make a great picture with him and bring the character to life at a level of detail that I’ve never realized before." Raimi says he has a new passion to tell the story in the best way possible. He explained, "It’s almost like I have a desire to do something I’ve been trying to do right and haven’t yet been able to. Not exactly." So the director agrees that he can make a better film than we have already seen, let's hope he actually does it.

The Los Angeles Times asked Sam Raimi if he could what would he do differently with his previous attempts at Spider-Man. He said, "What would I have done differently? I would have done everything differently, every single shot. I think in every picture that I’ve ever made. Everything that I’ve done torments me. I really would like another chance except I’d be too embarrassed to ever really try to do them again and no one would want to see the same movie just done differently." For such a talented director, Raimi seems a tad hyper-critical of his work.

Lastly the director talked to the paper about his time table for "Spider-Man 4". Raimi said, "The next installment begins shooting, I believe, in February 2010." Raimi then explained that for a film like Spider-Man that doesn't leave much time at all. "As far as we’re concerned, that’s no time left because they need so much time to work on the screenplay, casting is long, the storyboarding and the shots are very, very complicated. There’s a lot of animation, there’s a lot of character design, costume design. It’s like making an animated film and a live-action film. I’ll just barely be ready."

"Spider-Man 4" is set for a May 2011 release...More news to follow as it develops.

What say you? Will Spider-Man 4 be the best of the bunch? Will at least be better than Part 3? Let's hope so! Strikeback...