With the news of Sony rebooting the Spider-man franchise, one big question has been brought up: Would James Cameron want to direct the film?
There is more speculation of others who would like to direct the film, including Michael Bay(which I automatically say “no” to).
Nikki Finke has this to say. Thanks to comicbookmovies:
“There’s also much unconfirmed speculation that this new franchise will be in 3D. And the fans also recall that, in 1991, James Cameron wrote a treatment for Spider-Man and now they’re wondering if he might helm the reboot. (Sony ended up acquiring his treatment in a legal settlement.)”
I say no to Cameron directing. I mean, the guy has other films that he is planning on making in the meantime. We have waited long enough for a live-action Battle Angel Alita film, and he is already planning on making a sequel to “Avatar”. Cameron is also busy producing “Fantastic Voyage” remake. And, to top it all off there is speculation that he is pitching an idea to make a film about survivors of Hiroshima(something I’m also looking forward to).
As much as I call him a “Geek God”, Cameron is only human, and has too much planned. I’m not saying that wouldn’t get me interested, because at this point that’s the only thing that would interest me in this reboot.
Update: According SuperHeroHype, Cameron told Mtv that he isn’t the least bit interested in directing:
“No, no,” Cameron said. “It’s a little bit sloppy seconds, let’s face it. I haven’t gotten a phone call. I don’t expect to — certainly [not] after this interview. But if you’re thinking about it, it’s sloppy seconds. I’m not interested.”
Would you like to see Cameron direct the Spider-Man reboot?