New Featurette for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Turns the Spotlight on Director Marc Webb

     May 15, 2012

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A day after the 4-minute “super preview” for The Amazing Spider-Man showcased the film’s explosive, high-flying spectacle, we’re being treated to something a bit more intimate. Director Marc Webb, relating his Sony NEX camera-sponsored ”makedotbelieve story,” gives us a little insight into his filmmaking process—the importance of protecting your core notion of what this film is, allowing for inspiration, what it’s like watching words on a page come to life. There’s also plenty of behind-the-scenes footage of Webb interacting with his cast and crew.

Hit the jump to check it out. Prior to catching the third trailer for the film, I was still pretty “meh” on this particular reboot. Since then, it’s been a firm #3 on my list of the year’s need-to-see superhero flicks (prove me wrong, Dredd). The Amazing Spider-Man stars Andrew GarfieldEmma StoneRhys IfansDenis Leary, Martin Sheen, and Sally Field.  It opens in 3D on July 3rd.

the-amazing-spider-man-posterOfficial Synopsis:

One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in The Amazing Spider-Man. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.

The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

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