Quick Cuts: Jim Cameron to take a Dive?, Scott Pilgrim's Ramona cast, Spider-Man update

“After Avatar, I want to do something a lot smaller,” James Cameron told The Hollywood Reporter yesterday, reiterating earlier comments in an extended interview with Variety a while back.

He’s considering following the mega-budgeted sci-fi epic with The Dive, “a true story about the romance between Cuban free diver Francisco ‘Pipin’ Ferreras and Frenchwoman Audrey Mestre. Under his guidance, Mestre became a free diver who broke several world records but died in 2002 while competing.” Ferraras was previously the subject of the IMAX documentary Ocean Men: Extreme Dive.

“It’s a drama, a love story,” Cameron explained. “This will require underwater photography, which will look gorgeous in 3-D.”

HR also breaks the news that Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Death Proof, Live Free or Die Hard) has been cast as Ramona Flowers opposite Michael Cera’s Scott Pilgrim in the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. the World done-in-one adaptation of the Bryan Lee O’Malley series. (More details about this project are in the earlier, related posts, as always.)

Finally, Cinematical has a questionable scoop: A source tells the site that Zodiac screenwriter James Vanderbilt has turned in a draft for Spider-Man 4 and that “his story arc [encompasses] two films, making Spider-Man 5 shootable at the same time. The studio saw dollar signs and is in the process of reworking his deal to snatch up the story arc.”

“Shootable at the same time” and “will be shot at the same time” are not the same thing, and keep in mind that nobody and nobody from the original trilogy is yet attached to the project (for better or for worse).

Related posts: Jim Cameron talks the shit out of 3-D filmmaking; Exclusive: Scott Pilgrim’s Life isn’t Precious — or Little, either (updated again – 3/31); Michael Cera in talks to play Scott Pilgrim

Posted on May 16, 2008 at 11:01 by Gordon@MovieMakeout · Permalink
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