'Spider-Man' reboot will be in 3D
Sony also sets 2012 release date for film
Spidey has his new release date and a firm plan to enter the third dimension.
Sony said Wednesday that it will release a fourth movie based on Marvel Comics' Spider-Man character in 3D on July 3, 2012. But in a broad hint that the studio will take a reboot approach to the movie, the studio abandoned the one-time title of "Spider-Man IV" and said the project is now "untitled."
Sony previously said it would recast the next Spidey pic and replace Tobey Maguire in the title role. Helmer Sam Raimi also is being replaced, with "(500) Days of Summer" director Marc Webb set to lens a screenplay being penned by James Vanderbilt ("Zodiac").
Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin will produce for Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
"Spider-Man is one of the most popular characters in the world, and we know audiences are eager and excited to discover Marc's fantastic vision," Sony worldwide marketing & distribution chairman Jeff Blake said.
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