Raimi Talks Spider-Man 4 Status

Sam Raimi has gone from being tired and dejected to being enthusiastic about the upcoming fourth film in the “Spider-Man” franchise.

“I’m really excited about Spider-Man, and I’m hoping to direct it” he tells MTV News. “I don’t have a script yet, but production would start probably by March of 2010, I’m guessing.”

That’s a long way off? “It sounds like a long time away, but we need a script first, and a lot of pre-production has to take place.” He’s also keen on getting Kirsten Dunst back – “I hope she’ll be written into it. I couldn’t imagine making one without her, and I think she’s an important part of the movies.”

What about the talk of doing two sequels back-to-back? “That had been talked about. It’s Amy Pascal’s [Sony studio chief] decision. I don’t think it has been decided yet, and she’s the one that’s really going to make that decision; I’m really curious myself.”

Could he do the exhausting schedule? “If Tobey and me, and all the producers, like the story for two pictures and Amy wanted to do it, then we would do it. It just hasn’t been written yet.”