First part of the reboot of the adventures of the spider-man, “The Amazing Spider-Man” unfortunately was in mourning during its production. Indeed, a prominent figure in Spider-Man’s film adaptations, Laura Ziskin, died in the year leading up to the film’s release.
The Amazing Spider-Man : Spidey is back
In 2002, Sam Raimi launched Spiderman, first episode of a trilogy which marked the history of superhero films. While a fourth installment could have seen the light of day, what was the surprise for fans of Spider-Man when they learned that a film reboot was underway. Goodbye Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, and hello to Marc Webb, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, for a film coming out in 2012
Therefore, The Amazing Spider-Man looks back on the heroic first steps of Peter Parker, in the red and blue costume. However, this first part differs from the previous trilogy with the love story of the protagonist with his first official comic book girlfriend: Gwen Stacy. In addition, Spider-Man will, this time, facing one of his most famous enemies: the Lizard.
Upon arrival, if the criticism will not be as rave as for the feature films directed by Sam Raimi, it will have a particularly positive feedback. Besides, the film will be very well received commercially, raising $ 757 million (for a budget of $ 230 million).
A fan producer
This first film in the franchise The Amazing Spider-Man (which will ultimately only have two) will tragically face the death of one of its producers: Laura Ziskin. Died prematurely on June 12, 2011 at the age of 61, the producer became known in the early 90s by being attached to the success of the romantic comedy Pretty woman. Seven years later, she is in the production of a huge critical box titled For the worst and for the best (which will get seven Oscars). Subsequently, this fan of the superhero Spider-Man will produce the Sam Raimi trilogy in the 2000s. She therefore intended to renew the experience with this reboot in the 2010s.
Laura Ziskin, who died of cancer, was also a fierce activist in the fight and research against cancer, which she fought until her last breath.