Spidey delayed again

Production pushes back opening to June

It’s looking like “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark” will push its opening yet again, this time back to June.

Producers won’t confirm, but the it’s looking likely the latest delay will incorporate a multi-week shutdown of the production to allow for further work. For several weeks rumors have suggested that additions would be made to the creative team, including writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and helmer Philip Wm. McKinley. No attachments have yet been confirmed.

The status of director Julie Taymor’s future involvement has been an open question,and seems still to be unresolved.

The delay and shutdown will mean further costs for the spiraling budget, which was acknowledged to be $65 million at the end of last year and is said to have gone higher.

Since beginning previews Nov. 28, the production has regularly posted weekly sales of more than $1 million. But that intake is balanced by sky-high running costs (in the realm of $1 million), not to mention the additional cost of rehearsal and overtime for work that is done during performance weeks.

No official announcement of the delay has been made.

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