[Updated: Sony has confirmed this news. The new Spider-Man reboot will take the story back to high school and could compete with the next Star Trek, which is due in the summer of 2012! See the full announcement below.]
Seems like the problems hanging up Spider-Man 4 are more serious than previously reported: Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood is now reporting that director Sam Raimi and his entire cast, led by Tobey Maguire, have dropped out and that Sony Pictures will reboot the series with a new director and new cast for 2012.
Mike Fleming and I have just confirmed that Sony Pictures decided today to reboot the Spider-Man franchise after franchise director Sam Raimi pulled out of Spider-Man 4 because he felt he couldn’t make its summer release date and keep the film’s creative integrity. This means that Raimi and the cast including star Tobey Maguire are out. There will be no Spider-Man 4.Instead, Mike Fleming is told, the studio will focus on a reboot script by Jamie Vanderbilt with a new director and a new cast. All this took place today at meeting on the lot today. An official Sony Pictures news release about it is expected.
Fleming also hears that Raimi could now move on to his proposed World of Warcraft movie, or a film based on Dennis Lehane’s The Given Day….
Go read the entire piece to see Sony’s press release.
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Update 4: “It’s the PEOPLE’S Seat” ***$1,012.059.94*** Final Debate Livestream 7:00pm EST; MASS Senate: Moneybomb for Scott Brown today!!!
WORD UP!! IT’S THE PEOPLE’S SEAT!!!!!
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Scott Brown at the Massachusetts Senate debate. “With all due respect, it’s not the Kennedy’s seat, it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the people’s seat.”
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Breaking: BOSTON HERALD ENDORSES SCOTT BROWN:
…Sometimes one vote can make a difference – especially if it’s one vote on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
If you love what’s going on in Washington, well, then by all means vote for Martha Coakley. She’s a perfectly nice person, and she won’t make a dime’s worth of difference in the balance of power in Washington.
But if you’re not happy with the status quo, if you think the way business is being conducted on Capitol Hill today is a disgrace and an affront to taxpayers, then you probably agree it’s time for a change.
Scott Brown can single-handedly deliver on that kind of change and the Herald is pleased to endorse his candidacy in the race for U.S. Senate….
Some Kind of Wonderful!: AZ Cardinals beat Packers 51-45 in highest scoring NFL playoff game in history!
was that an AWESOME GAME or what>?!?!?!!!! Yay Cardinals!
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Strangely, defense seals Cards’ OT win over Packers. It was over when …
In overtime, Cardinals CB Michael Adams sacked Aaron Rodgers, forcing a fumble that was recovered in mid-air by Arizona LB Karlos Dansby, who returned it 17 yards for the winning touchdown.
Cardinals QB Kurt Warner gave a near-flawless performance, completing 29 of 33 passes for 379 yards and five touchdowns. It’s worth noting that Warner threw more touchdowns than incompletions (four).
Both offenses put up astronomical numbers. The 96 combined points scored by the Packers and Cardinals is the most in NFL postseason history, surpassing the previous mark of 95 (Eagles 58, Lions 37 in 1995). The two offenses combined for 1,024 yards (tied for third most in postseason history) and 62 first downs (Packers 32, Cardinals 30), breaking the record of 59 set in a 1981 divisional game between the Chargers and Dolphins.
In his first playoff game, Rodgers was 28 of 42 for 422 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. … The Cardinals scored 20 points off three Green Bay turnovers. … After giving up nine sacks in their previous seven games, the Packers surrendered five to Arizona. … Packers TE Jermichael Finley led his team with 159 yards on six receptions. … Cardinals WR Steve Breaston led his team with 125 yards on seven receptions, one for a touchdown. … For Arizona, Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet had two touchdown catches each. Fitzgerald now has nine TDs in five playoff games. … Greg Jennings had 130 receiving yards and a touchdown. … The Packers have lost their last four playoff road games (last win was in 1997 NFC title game). … Arizona is 6-0 following a loss this year.