Friday, January 27, 2012

Official Plot Synopsis for "The Amazing Spider-Man" Revealed


We all know that Sony's reboot of Spider-Man is set to launch this summer, and outside of the cast and general direction of the film, no official synopsis had been released as of yet. Well, that was until today when Ain't It Cool News released an officially-sanctioned synopsis.

I'll attach the quotes after the jump, but as AICN points out, not a lot of official spoiling happening here since we've all been led to infer a number of these things already about the film. But just in case you are trying to avoid it, you can read it all after the break.

Here's what Sony has to offer on Marc Webb's version of Spider-Man:
One of the world's most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in "The Amazing Spider-Man." Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, with Martin Sheen and Sally Field. The film is directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay written by James Vanderbilt, based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Laura Ziskin, Avi Arad, and Matt Tolmach are producing the film in association with Marvel Entertainment for Columbia Pictures, which will open in theaters everywhere in 3D on July 3, 2012.
"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 (Sheen) and Aunt May (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.
So, as we stated above, not a lot that we hadn't pulled together by now, but it's still always nice to get those official releases.

Personally, I'm looking forward to this film a bit more than I did any of the previous Spider-Man movies. I'm a big fan of Sam Raimi, but I don't think he had a perfect vision of what these films should have been. There was also plenty of notable studio pressure on him as well though, so who knows. Regardless, this version looks to have a good, fresh feel to it and I think it will be one of the better releases this summer.