Friday, March 27, 2009

Sam Raimi Gets Total Creative Control For Spider-Man 4

More news is slipping from the Empire interview with Sam Raimi, has revealed some more of the interview revealing that Sam will have total creative control for Spider-Man 4, he also admitted he had no creative control over Spider-Man 3, which we at Flicks News suspected as much! Here's what he had to say in the interview:
"Well, I had never had it. Only now do I have it with [upcoming horror movie] Drag Me to Hell and the new Spider-Man film.

"That's part of the reason I'm so excited about the possibility of making this new Spider-Man, which I'm really hoping I can make. I love the characters still and I've got a lot more creative control than I ever had.

"They really gave me a tremendous amount of control on the first two films, actually. But then there were different opinions on the third film and I didn't really have creative control, so to speak."

On Venom

"I don't even want to comment on Venom, because I know he's a great character and all the fans love him. I never want to say anything bad about a much-beloved character because usually it turns out that I'm the one that doesn't understand what makes it great."

"I wouldn't say it was anybody in particular. It was just that a lot of people had different ideas on what the film should be, and I think - good or bad - the film simply represents exactly the working situation where a lot of people have a lot of good ideas about what the film should be."

So were there too many cooks in the kitchen? He said: "I don't want to necessarily say that. I don't want to say anything disparaging about my friends and partners on the film.

"The best way for me to move forward on films, I realise...and this was a lesson I had to learn for that I've gotta be the singular voice that makes the creative choices on the film.

"I love Spider-Man so much that I'd like to continue telling Spider-Man stories but only under those circumstances where I think I can honour him. I don't think I can honour him any other way."
Hopfully will will see the greatness of the first 2 Spider-Man films in Spider-Man 4. Also Sam Raimi talked about The Hobbit revealing that Guillermo Del Toro is the perfect choice, saying:
"I thought that The Hobbit was just a fantastic icon of fantasy literature. I love that book and I'm a giant fan of the Lord of the Rings movies.

"It would have been an excellent job but Peter Jackson is the producer and he chose who he thinks would be the best filmmaker, which is Guillermo del Toro, who I love.

"I think that, sheepishly, he may have made the right decision. Guillermo's such a brilliant filmmaker that I'm dying to see this version. I know it's going to be great.

"I talked with Peter [Jackson] once on the phone but never actually met with him. It never really got to that."