After paying $22,5000 for a five-year option on the wall-crawler, the studio (best known for making B-List schlock) decided to take the wall-crawler down a similar route to David Cronenberg’s The Fly. Directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre) and written by Leslie Stevens (Outer Limits), their idea for the franchise didn’t exactly stick to the source material!
According to Digital Spy, “instead of being bitten by a radioactive spider, Parker was deliberately bombarded with radiation by a corporate scientist – named Doctor Zork – who transforms the ID photographer (not student, or journalist) into a giant eight-armed spider-hybrid, who’s so monstrous he swiftly becomes suicidal.”
After all, superhero movies were few and far between at the time and there’s no way Sony Pictures would have been interested in the wall-crawler after a disastrous effort like this.
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