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Kathryn Bigelow passed up SPIDER-MAN reboot?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
March 10th, 2010

Well this is interesting.

According to a new report in the L.A. Times (via The Playlist), discussing what Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal are doing now that they will have Oscar Winner said before their names, it looks as though Bigelow was actually offered the role of director for the upcoming SPIDER-MAN reboot, before the film was tossed to Marc Webb.

While I’m glad to see Webb get the film, as his take will be one heck of an interesting one, it does leave me wondering just how she would have dealt with the subject.  She’s such a gifted action director, that it would have been quite the film.  

The report also shines some light on Bigelow and Boal’s reteaming with their upcoming film, TRIPLE FRONTIER.  The outlet is reporting that it will be a “Spanish-language variation of a sort, on their previous collaboration.”  Throw in the fact that it is set in the zone between Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, with Brazil being a primarily Portuguese speaking country, and it’s set to be one interesting project.  It’s called a “TRAFFIC-like drug parable,” so hopefully the duo will keep up the level of quality that we all saw in THE HURT LOCKER.

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