The Oakland (Mich.) Press reported that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi, a Michigan native, may be bringing a proposed fourth installment of the franchise back to his home state.
"I'll be looking at Michigan for our second-unit photography on the new Spider-Man film," Raimi told the newspaper.
Raimi's producing partner Rob Tapert, also a native of Michigan, elaborated: "We look at the bottom line on every single project in determining where we ultimately end up shooting. Given that most of the projects we make we can shoot almost anywhere, we can look at whether it's in Romania, New Zealand, Australia, New Mexico or Canada. Film incentives are an incredibly important part of the equation."
Raimi will also reportedly shoot a small-budget supernatural thriller film, Room 205, in Michigan, the newspaper reported. Based on Danish director Martin Barnewitz's 2007 film, "Room 205 is about a haunted dorm room," Raimi told the paper. "It's a neat screenplay that will become a lovely, bright Midwestern university and tell about how kids become adjusted to their new surroundings. In the midst of that, the supernatural will rear its terrifying head." Screenwriter Stephen Susco (The Grudge) will help Raimi adapt the original.
Raimi is slated to begin production on Spider-Man 4 in 2010.