Briefly: The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb is something of a golden boy at Sony right now, as he’s set to continue with the Spidey franchise through at least the series’ third installment. But he’s casting his eye beyond that, and naturally looking for projects outside the superhero realm.
So Marc Webb is now attached to the movie adaptation of the upcoming spy thriller book Cold Comfort at Fox. The movie rights for the book were just sold to the studio. Cold Comfort, aka How to Catch a Russian Spy, is a memoir by an unnamed former spy, being co-written by Ellis Henican. The book is about “an American civilian turned self-taught spy, who worked with the FBI to bring down a Russian intelligence agent on American soil.” [Deadline]
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Posted on Monday, February 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sony has not skimped on the footage in their marketing campaign for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and today they’ve got still more to share. The studio has revealed three new featurettes about the superhero sequel, focusing on the story itself as well as the way the filmmakers put the story together. Watch ‘em all after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Angie Han
Between all the trailers, TV spots, images, viral sites, and Times Square drop-ins, you’d think we knew everything there was to know about Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But there are still a few secrets that Marc Webb has managed to hold onto during that marketing blitz, and one of them is whom exactly B.J. Novak would be playing.
Or at least, one of them was. The director has finally gotten around to revealing the identity of Novak’s character, about ten months after he initially revealed the casting. Hit the jump to find out just how The Office‘s Fire Guy will fit in.
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Super Bowl Sunday is still days away, but one of the most anticipated commercials has just made it online. Sort of.
The spot is for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but this is just “part one” with part two airing during the game. Don’t worry though. It’s still a solid 30 seconds of web-slinging action. Check it out below. Read More »
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A familiar showdown between Spider-Man and Electro is featured on a new teaser poster for Marc Webb‘s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Add a little lightning and you can begin to imagine the explosive showdown that’s coming in the sequel, which hits theaters May 2. Check it out below.
Update: Webb has added a second poster, and we’ve got it below.
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