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Sam Raimi: Spider-Man 4 Script Will Be Ready by Summer March 31, 2009 5:19 pm

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in Columbia Pictures, Movies, Sony Pictures.
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spiderman-033109Sam Raimi says that the script for Spider-Man 4, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Inkheart), should be ready by summer: “Right now, David Lindsay-Abaire is working on a draft of the new picture,” Raimi told SCI FI Wire. “And he’s hard at work, and hopefully we’ll see something in about three months.”

Raimi, who’ll be directing the film, said that there is a rush to hit the scheduled May 6, 2011 release date:

“We have to make the release date, and on all of these pictures, the Spider-Man films—and I’m sure it’s the same as with many of the other bigger-budgeted films—they have release dates far in advance of a screenplay,” he said. “So it’s about getting it ready the best you can in time for the first day of production. That’s what we’ve always done, and that’s what we’ll try to do again.”

In regards to casting, Tobey Maguire is reportedly signed on to reprise the title role, and Raimi adds that while it’s still early to discuss other casting, he does plan to reassemble the core cast which includes Kirsten Dunst as Mary Jane:

“At this point I do, but it’s really … all going to be dependent upon the script, and I’ll just have to wait and see,” Raimi said. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse, but hopefully we can service the story in the screenplay, and whatever it demands, hopefully we’ll be its eager servants.”

And finally, Raimi declined to discuss possible villains for the fourth installment, telling SCI FI Wire that he thinks he should wait “till the finished screenplay, and then it’d really be up to Sony Pictures and the producers to determine when they want to release that information.”


Sam Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4 March 16, 2009 2:56 pm

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samraimi-031609At SXSW to show off an early cut of his new horror film Drag Me to Hell, Raimi took some time out to give some updates on Spider-Man 4, the latest film in the incredibly popular film franchise. Details after the jump. (more…)

Drag Me to Hell Trailer March 11, 2009 6:51 pm

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dragmetohell-031109Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for Sam Raimi’s upcoming horror film Drag Me to Hell.  Nice to see Raimi getting back to his roots.  As to the trailer itself, my first reaction is a positive one and I’m definitely looking forward to checking it out. Raimi will be on hand at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas this weekend to premiere a work-in-progress print of the film.  The film will screened on midnight, Sunday, March 15th at the Paramount Theatre.  Watch the trailer embedded after the jump.

Drag Me to Hell hits theaters on May 29, 2009. (more…)