SPIDER-MAN to Swing without Cameron
Created 04/07/1999 - 00:00
SPIDER-MAN TO SWING WITHOUT CAMERON. Whatever expectations were created in 1990 when Stan Lee (Spider-Man's co-creator with Steve Ditko and possibly Jack Kirby) announced that James Cameron would be directing a Spider-Man film, ended for the director of TITANIC and THE TERMINATOR on Monday when THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER reported that Cameron will not be directing this long dreamed of project. This announcement comes soon after the resolution of legal disputes between most of the involved companies over rights to the Spider-Man character and related properties. Only the resolution of Viacom's claim to television rights, which may happen this week, stands in the way of Columbia Pictures going forward with the production of what fans hope is the big budget, special effects heavy Spider-Man film about which they have long dreamed. Although another director has yet to be announced, screenwriter David Koepp (JURASSIC PARK, THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE) is writing a script based on a treatment by James Cameron..