Sony Pictures has confirmed that the upcoming Spider-Man reboot will be distributed in 3D. The studio hasn’t revealed if the movie will be filmed using 3D cameras or be converted in post production. I assume the former, since the decision is being made during pre-production. The new movie which still remains untitled (I’m betting on “The Amazing Spider-Man“), will begin production later this year directed by (500) Days of Summer helmer Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Sony has also announced a July 3rd 2012 release date. You can read the full press release, after the jump.
CULVER CITY, Calif., February 10, 2010 – Spider-Man will swing into theaters worldwide in 3D beginning July 3, 2012, it was announced today by Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing & Distribution. The new film which is still untitled, will begin production later this year directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Avi Arad and Laura Ziskin will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.
Commenting on the announcement, Blake said, “Spider-Man is the ultimate summer movie-going experience, and we’re thrilled the filmmakers are presenting the next installment in 3D. 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 for Peter Parker and the franchise.”