Not to long ago it was reported the that the script was incomplete, but Raimi still planned on shooting in March of next year. But, it seems that may have to wait for there are problems with the studio, again.
Thanks to comicbookmovies for the news:
“Apparently, several department heads working on the SPIDER-M4N production were notified of the halt last Thursday. Spidey and friends have some issues that need to be dealt with before production can move forward once again. Oh, and the film is known as SPIDER-M4N within the production offices so take note! Who wants to be the first to start the trending topic on Twitter #SPIDER-M4N? “
“An inside source working on the project tells IESB that there are some major issues director Sam Raimi is dealing with that include an incomplete script. And why is the script incomplete? Looks like Raimi and the studio heads at Sony Pictures can’t agree upon a villain for the film.”
“Spider-m4n”? Please tell me that’s a joke or just tentative title.
One of the problems the previous film had according to Raimi was that the studio had to much involvement, and if that was true, then the same may end up happening here.
There is also word that the studio wants a villain that’s popular in the comics at the moment, which was why we got that travesty that was Venom.
What do you think?
Update: IESB was contacted by Sony and had this to say:
“UPDATE: Sony has contacted us this morning and they are denying the story. The production is on their expected holiday hiatus, but will ramp up again early next year.”
“Yes, the filmmakers are working on the script, but there is nothing unusual about that at all, productions always are working and tweaking scripts right up until principal photography begins and that is still a few months away.”