The Amazing Spider-Man: Latest Featurette Focuses on Director Marc Webb's "Limitless Inspiration"
05.16.12 by BJSprecher
After putting the spotlight on Spider-Man's (Andrew Garfield) new movie nemesis in recent weeks — the latest still images, viral video, and featurette have all focused on Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans) and his scaly alter-ego, the Lizard — Sony has decided to give the monstrous mutation a break and focus on the man behind the camera, director Marc Webb [(500) Days of Summer].
In the new "Limitless Inspiration" featurette, Webb briefly discusses his approach to making a complex movie like The Amazing Spider-Man, from his initial "feeling" about what the movie should be about to the selection of skilled actors like Garfield and Emma Stone, who can make "words on a page" into something "emotional" to the many artists he collaborates with and the state-of-the-art equipment and technology that allow for pretty much "anything you can imagine" to be made "real."
Here's the synopsis of the movie:
The Amazing Spider-Man is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Stone) and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance — leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr Curt Connors (Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.
The Amazing Spider-Man was written by James Vanderbilt and Alvin Sargent. Campbell Scott, Annie Parisse, Irrfan Khan, Denis Leary, Embeth Davidtz, C. Thomas Howell, and Chris Zylka also star.