Sony has confirmed that James Cameron has been brought in to mentor director Marc Webb for the upcoming Spider-Man reboot. According to Cameron’s Avatar co-producer Jon Landau, a meeting was held last week where Webb discussed with Cameron his desire to use the same groundbreaking 3-D technology used in the making of Avatar for his Spider-Man film.
“(Webb) wants to do the next one in 3-D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible,” said Landau.
Cameron wrote a detailed, story-boarded treatment (dubbed a “scriptment”) back in 1991 for his own Spider-Man film, but the film was caught in development hell, and Cameron abandoned the project to work on Titanic. As of now, there is no word on just how much further involvement Cameron will have in the Spider-Man reboot other than the 3-D aspect.
The reboot of the Spider-Man will hopefully reach theaters in July 2012.